Daily Archives: March 17, 2018

Time posted: 1:50 pm

Strong To Severe Storms Possible

Good afternoon, folks. We are on guard for some strong to severe storms to go up this afternoon for parts of central and eastern Kentucky. The greatest potential is across the south and southeast, with damaging winds and hail the main players.

These storms are developing just ahead of a low pressure, crossing the Commonwealth. There is just a bit of spin available, so I can’t rule out an isolated tornado. Here’s the current severe weather risk area…

I will have your trackers in a bit.

I also want to talk about the Monday through Wednesday setup. Two storm systems roll our way, bringing everything from thunderstorms to snow. The first system arrives Monday with heavy rain and a few storms. Winds will also be very gusty as the low rolls right on top of us.

Another low then develops and works into southeastern Kentucky, with snow developing north and west of the low by Wednesday. You can see both systems well on the GFS…

It gets really cold again for the middle and end of the week.

A big model fight is brewing after this week. The GFS and GFS Ensembles are breaking toward a milder pattern that would feature flood threats and strong storms. The European and European Ensembles keep it cold with some more snow threats. I will touch on those later tonight.

In the near-term, I have you set to track the severe weather potential today…


Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.


Time posted: 2:18 am

The Seasonal Fight Continues

Good Saturday, everyone. We have a very busy March pattern that shows no signs of letting up. It’s one bringing the threat for thunderstorms and snow our way over the next week and change, as Winter and Spring continue to wage an epic weather battle.

Temps out there today really show the fight we are witnessing. Highs in the north stay in the 40s, while folks in southern Kentucky watch thermometers head toward 70. This is happening as low pressure zips across the region, bringing scattered showers and storms. A few of the storms may even be strong across the southeast. I will have your tracking toys in a bit.

Sunday looks like a much more tranquil and normal weather day. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted with temps in the 50s and low 60s for many.

Two systems then roll our way for the first half of next week, unleashing another winter look. We may go from showers and storms to snow in just a few days. Here’s the GFS…

The Canadian is similar…

That sets off another cold look for the second half of next week.

The active pattern continues through the rest of the month, with additional storm systems impacting our weather. Some may be wintry, some may bring thunderstorms. The end result will likely be a lot of precipitation over the next few weeks.

Here are your trackers for the day…

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

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