Daily Archives: April 23, 2018

Time posted: 7:29 pm

Monday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. Rounds of heavy rain continue to press across the bluegrass state, as a slow-moving low pressure moves in. This will bring some additional rains over the next few days, with temps staying below normal.

I wanted to drop by for another update on the potential for a comma head band of heavy rain impacting some areas through early Tuesday. You can see this band developing and slowly working across the state…

Some thunder and lightning will also be possible within that band. Given the slow movement, local high water problems may develop.

Track away…

I mentioned the cool temps continuing. Here are the highs for the next few days…



Another system will then dive in here from the northwest by Thursday night and Friday. This comes from a big upper level low spinning through the region. The latest trend is for a weaker and fast moving system, leading to less of a chill Watch how quickly the trough is replaced by a ridge by Sunday…

. This will usher in a pretty warm setup for Kentucky Derby week. Temps may hit 80 or better during this time, but thunderstorms may crash the party as the week wears on.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:08 am

Heavy Rain Starts The Week

Good Monday, everyone. Rounds of heavy rain and rolling across the bluegrass state today, as a slow-moving low spins just to our south. This kicks off a very unsettled week, but I’m tracking a true spring setup as we open the month of May. Can I get a woot? 🙂

Let us start with the precious present and then hit the fast forward button.

Heavy rain is out there today, especially across the western half of the state. Rain totals since Sunday are greater than 2″-3″ for some, leading to a local high water threat. Watch for a comma head of heavy rain to slowly work across the rest of the state through Tuesday. That could also put down enough rain to cause some issues. Track away…

Scattered showers may be joined by a few thunderstorms Tuesday into Wednesday. This action is from a second system working across the region.

From there, a big upper level system dives in from the northwest for Friday and Saturday…

That brings chilly showers our way, to go along with gusty winds. The high ground of the Appalachian Mountains may see some snowflakes out of this setup.

The chilly air will quickly be replaced by a major warm up, and that may start by Sunday. This leads us into Kentucky Derby week, with a big ridge of high pressure controlling our weather…

Temps can make a run at the 80s, but that trough in the west is going to try and kick east later in the week. That may mean a stormy pattern unfolds by Kentucky Derby weekend.

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