Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

Time posted: 3:04 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Heavy rain continues to slowly develop from southwest to northeast across the bluegrass state. This is kicking off a very active final week of April, featuring several wet weather makers rolling through. Some ugly is showing up by the weekend, but we flip the switch to spring for Derby week.

I have no real changes to the rounds of rain and thunderstorms rolling through here over the next few days. Heavy amounts of rain are likely to fall across the region during this time, with the potential for some local high water issues. The best chance for that is in the west through Monday.

The models continue to show the heavy rain potential, with some 3″+ spots…

Here’s regional radar to track the increase in the action…

The system diving in here from Friday into the weekend is pretty darn impressive for this time of year. Check out how this thing looks at 500mb…

That type of look can bring some very chilly temps, gusty winds, showers and even some high elevation snowflakes.

The good news is that it isn’t going to hang around forever, with mother nature trying to flip a switch to spring as we head into Kentucky Derby week. Watch this big ridge develop across the eastern half of the country, sending the cold into the west…

Warm temps are likely to develop for the week, but we will need to be on guard for some big thunderstorms lurking as we get closer to the big weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:33 am

Heavy Rain Slowly Develops

Good Sunday, folks. Our run of very nice weather days is about to come to an end, with rounds of heavy rain settling back in. This action may even bring a local high water threat as we roll through the next few days, leading us into a very active and ugly week ahead.

Clouds continue to thicken today, with heavy rain developing across the west. This is in response to a slow-moving area of low pressure rumbling into our region. Heavy rains appear to be a good bet, leading to a local flood threat for some. Here’s the area of greatest concern through Monday…

This looks like a general 1″-3″ rain for much of the region, with the Greatest Risk area potentially picking up more than 3″ of rain.

Here’s your regional radar to track the developing rains across the west…

Additional showers and some thunderstorms will move in here Tuesday into Wednesday as another system dives in from the northwest.

A bigger system will come in behind that from Friday into the coming weekend. That one is courtesy of another cold air outbreak, bringing chilly showers, gusty winds and the potential for high elevation flakes…

That is one ugly weather maker that, when you think about it, makes for a very appropriate end to April. It’s been an ugly month for our region and much of the country. This is a lot of real estate with colder than normal numbers so far this month…

The first 4 months of the year are averaging colder than normal…

That’s impressive given the extreme warmth we had in February, which was among the warmest ever here in Kentucky.

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

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