Daily Archives: April 25, 2018

Time posted: 7:37 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Clouds continue to be rather stubborn across parts of the region, as our temps continue to run below normal. That’s a trend that will carry us through the weekend, with even chillier temps on the way. Beyond that, things get much, much warmer for Kentucky Derby week.

Some of the clouds out there this evening continue to produce come mist or some out and out shower action in the east…

Later tonight, another low pressure zips out of Arkansas into the Tennessee Valley, turning the corner up the Appalachian Mountains. This brings rain back into the region, especially across the south and east…

Some locally heavy rain numbers are showing up across the mountains¬† of southeastern Kentucky…

As you can see, the farther north, the better in terms of your Thursday weather. Highs will stay in the 50s for areas getting rain, with low 60s outside the drops. Normal highs are now creeping into the low 70s.

Another cold front drops in late Friday, bringing a broken band of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be rather gusty, with… Wait for it… Wait for it… another shot of chill for the weekend. Watch how the temps continue to run much colder than normal…

As a matter of fact, a frost is likely by Sunday morning. There is even the chance for temps to head below freezing and that’s showing up on the GFS…

Temps hit the 70s by Monday, with the potential for 80 degree highs by Tuesday and Wednesday. This will also likely kick off a pattern conducive for thunderstorms to develop…

Those storms may be something we have to deal with in the lead up to Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby days.

If you’re wondering if this warmer pattern is here to stay… My answer is no. I would not be surprised to see another frost threat into the first half of May. ūüôĀ

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:31 am

Unsettled Weather Before A Warm Surge

Good Wednesday, everyone. We are rolling our way toward a MUCH warmer pattern finally settling into our part of the world. Before we can get to that point, we have some more unsettled weather to go through. This means additional rounds of some showers and storms through Friday.

Low clouds will hang around today, with some leftover showers slow to give up…

Temps will range from the upper 50s with clouds to 60-65 for areas seeing some rays of sunshine.

Another system rolls across the Tennessee Valley on Thursday, throwing more clouds and some showers into southern ¬†Kentucky…

Temps will be cooler than normal again, especially in the south.

A cold front drops in on Friday, bringing gusty winds and isolated showers and thunderstorms. This reinforces our colder than normal temps through the weekend…

A kiss of frost possible by Sunday morning as¬†lows dip into the 30s…

This leads us into Kentucky Derby week and a HUGE ridge of high pressure. Temps may make a run at the low 80s for a few days next week…

Thunderstorms will then come crashing in toward the end of the week into Derby Weekend and that’s an increasing concern of mine.

The lid is about to com off the severe weather season around here. When it goes, I expect some pretty big events.

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

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