Daily Archives: April 2, 2018

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Updating The Severe Threat

Good evening, folks. Much warmer air begins to push into the region tonight, bringing a few rounds of showers and storms. This will then set the stage for a wild next few days, with warm temps and severe weather, and a major temp drop and the flake potential.

A few storms develop overnight as the warm front lifts in from the south and southwest. That should fire up some strong boomers, especially in the north…

I’m also watching for the potential for very heavy rains. Given how wet the ground is, it wouldn’t take much to cause some local high water issues.

Temps tomorrow afternoon surge into the 70s and may threaten 80 with enough sun. A powerful cold front enters the picture tomorrow evening, producing a line of severe storms rolling eastward. The severe weather threat is up there…

Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible. Stay alert to this setup!

Temps by Wednesday morning may be cold enough for a few flakes. Speaking of snow, check out the setup for Friday and Saturday..

Canadian…

GFS…

That’s ugly.

Here are your trackers to take you through the overnight update.

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Winchester

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:19 pm

Severe Storms Potential

Good afternoon, everyone. We have a very active few days ahead of us, with an increasing threat for a severe weather outbreak across our region. A mega-temperature swing will help fuel some nasty thunderstorms, that can cause a lot of issues through Tuesday night.

While the main severe threat comes Tuesday afternoon and evening, I’m going to be watching some thunderstorms developing later tonight and early Tuesday. These will be along a warm front lifting northward through the state. Large hail producing storms may accompany this front. The SPC may have to extend the risk deeper into the state…

Warm, moist and unstable air comes in for Tuesday. Temps may make a run at 80 degrees on a strong southwesterly wind flow. This is ahead of a major cold front that will drop temps into the low 30s by Wednesday morning. A squall line of severe thunderstorms will develop along the front and roll quickly across the state.

Here’s the latest risk area from the Storm Prediction Center..

Check out the late night storms and the squall line on the future radar from the Hi Res NAM…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and will have another KWC update this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:12 am

Severe Weather Possible Tuesday

Good Monday to one and all. The first week of April is off and running, and it’s more of the same from Mother Nature. Our super-duper active weather pattern continues, with everything from severe thunderstorms to snowflakes in the forecast this week. Basically, it’s the same setup we had for much of March.

Temps out there today will recover from the chilly start, with most areas hitting the 50s this afternoon. Any leftover shower will slide away early, with just a slight shower chance into the afternoon…

Thermometers may rise later tonight, with a warm front lifting northward through the region. That may spawn some decent showers and storms as much milder air pushes in for Tuesday. Temps will be deep into the 70s on a strong southwest wind kicking up ahead of a cold front. As that front moves in, showers and thunderstorms will increase through Tuesday night, with a  squall line of storms likely. Severe storms are also becoming more and more likely in this setup. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the region in the Enhanced Risk…

Damaging winds, some large hail and a few tornadoes are possible with this line.

Here’s how all the above looks on the Hi Res NAM…

Much colder air comes in behind this front for Wednesday, with temps some 30-40 degrees colder. Our northwesterly wind may even produce a few flakes, especially in the eastern mountains.

This cold air then hangs through the rest of the week and into the weekend, with a couple more systems impacting our weather. The first comes Thursday night and early Friday in the form of a cold front. That drops in with some rain and snow possible, then it slows down right on top of us. That’s when low pressure develops and takes aim at our region to begin the weekend.

The end result could be rain and snow…

This is one heck of a week of weather across our part of the world, and given how crazy things have been of late, that’s saying something.

I will update things later today. Make it a good one  and take care.

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