Daily Archives: April 26, 2018

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Thursday Evening Thoughts

Good evening, folks. For much of the state, it’s been a pretty nice spring day. For southern and southeastern Kentucky, not so much. A southern system is grazing the state with some rain, but the focus going forward is on a weekend shot of chill that can bring frost back into the bluegrass state.

As expected, the evening showers are impacting the areas closest to Tennessee and Virginia. Some of this action sneaks a little farther north into eastern Kentucky later tonight…

Friday’s weather is mainly dry with highs in the 60s, Winds will be gusty, with a slight chance for a shower or storm going up.

This is ahead of a cold front, with a secondary front arriving on Saturday. That one may also spit out a light shower, but it’s unleashing some pretty cold stuff for the end of April…

Check out the well below normal temps showing up through Monday morning…

Temps by Sunday morning can drop below freezing, setting up the potential for a light freeze…

Sunday afternoon looks absolutely gorgeous, but temps will be slow to respond. Highs may not get out of the 50s for parts of central and eastern Kentucky…

That may set us up with another frosty morning on Monday…

Temps will warm into the 70s on Monday, and may push 80 by Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s when a warm southwesterly wind kicks up across our part of the world. Beyond this, things look to become pretty active with showers and storms on the increase as we get closer to Derby weekend…

Strong to severe storms may develop later next week into the big weekend. Following that, temps are likely to go below normal once again.

Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:37 am

Tracking A Frost Threat Before The Warm Up

Good Thursday to one and all. Another storm system is taking aim at the bluegrass state today, bringing additional rains for a few. After this goes through, a cold front drops in here on Friday, ushering in another chill in the air for the weekend. We even have an increasing threat for frost.

Today’s system is working across the Tennessee Valley, throwing a few showers into, especially the southern half of the state. That system will then lift northeast across the Appalachian Mountains this evening, bringing the rain a little deeper into eastern Kentucky. Track the drops…

Farther north, you won’t see much, if any, rain today. Temps will be all over the place, with 50s under the rain and mid to upper 60s with the dry weather. A local 70 may show up if you can get enough sun.

Another cold front moves in on Friday, bringing the chance for a shower or storm. Winds will be gusty with highs in the 60s. Much cooler than normal temps arrive behind this front for the weekend. Daytime highs are general in the 60s with very gusty winds. There’s even the chance for a stray shower in the east.

Green thumbs are on high alert for Sunday morning as lows may drop below freezing…

Cool winds on Sunday will keep temps in the upper 50s and low 60s for much of central and eastern Kentucky, with middle 60s west…

Temps finally take off on Monday and that kicks off a warm Kentucky Derby week. Highs may reach 80 on a few occasions by the middle of the week, but it’s not going to last. A cold front may make a run at us by Derby Weekend, with a severe threat ahead of it and cool air behind it. Watch the forecast temperature anomalies…

Shades of 2004 are trying to show up as we inch closer to summer.

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

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