Daily Archives: November 18, 2017

Time posted: 4:50 pm

Severe Storms Tracker

Good evening, gang. Today is turning out as expected with damaging winds and a line of strong to severe storms ongoing.

We have already had sever reports of wind damage across the state, with some injuries across reported in northeastern Kentucky.

This line of severe storms continues to race across central and eastern Kentucky this evening, bringing additional wind damage.

Colder wind blow behind the front with a few flurries later tonight and Sunday.

Your severe weather trackers are fired up and ready to go. Don’t forget to use the interactive radar to track the warnings and storms down to your street…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Enjoy the evening and stay safe. Take care.

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Time posted: 1:33 am

High Winds and Strong Storms Today

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s a rather bumpy day across the bluegrass state as a powerful cold front swings through here. High winds are going to be a big player, but a line of thunderstorms will try to steal part of the show. Once we get done with this, a small taste of winter blows in.

I know this is super short notice, but it’s something you guys may be interested in. We are having a WKYT Weather Watcher class this morning at 10 at the WKYT studios in Lexington. We have had some last minute space become available to those wanting to participate. We have some cool WKYT goodies to give you and you will get a tour of the studio. Just be there at the station by 10 this morning and I will find a way to squeeze ya in. 🙂

The winds is the star weather player of the weekend. Gusts today will easily reach 40-50mph at times across the entire region. A few spots can exceed 50mph, especially as the line of storms moves in this afternoon and evening. Some of those storms may be strong or locally severe. Here’s the latest outlook from the SPC…

 

Temps ahead of our front hit the 60s, then quickly drop into the 30s a few hours behind it. There’s the chance for a few flurries Saturday night as the cold air surges in.

Sunday is a cold and windy day, with flurries possible across the eastern half of the state. The best chance is across the mountains of eastern Kentucky…

The Hi Res NAM did a good job with the northwesterly wind flow cold numbers from Thursday and should handle Sunday well…

Wind chills should stay in the 20s all day long.

Another cold shot arrives just before Thanksgiving, taking our temps below normal once again. The new European Model tries to blow up a storm along the east coast…

Thanksgiving weekend continues to find a stronger signal for cold and winter weather showing up. The GFS…

I have you all set to track today’s action…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

I will update things later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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