Daily Archives: April 28, 2018

Time posted: 8:06 pm

Saturday Evening Update

Good evening, gang. Frost is on the way to the state tonight, with temps heading toward the freezing mark or a little below. This is part of a very chilly air mass pushing in on this final weekend of April. The weather as we head into Kentucky Derby Week does a 180 and brings us a taste of early Summer temps.

Let’s begin with the cold out there tonight. Lows may drop below freezing in many areas…

Protect the tender plants and vegetation.

Full sunshine will be noted on Sunday, but it’s not going to work very hard to help our temps out. Highs may stay below 60 across parts of central and eastern Kentucky…

Another frost is likely Sunday night and Monday morning with temps back into the 30s…

That’s an appropriate final morning of a very cold April. This has been one of the coldest March-April combos you will ever find across Kentucky.

Monday afternoon starts the warm up with highs reaching 70-75 for many. 75-80 shows up on Tuesday, with highs hitting the 80s by Wednesday and Thursday. That’s on a strong southwest wind that will also make it feel a little humid around here.

The threat for thunderstorms appears to hold off until late Thursday, as much of the action stays in the plains during this time…

Our best chance for showers and strong storms looks to come on Kentucky Oaks Friday…

The models are trying to push that front through here by early on Derby Day, which would give us improving skies and cooler temps. Still, it’s going to be a close call.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.


Time posted: 1:33 am

Green Thumb ALERT

Good Saturday, everybody. We’ve made it to the final weekend of a cold April, and the cold is still stealing the headlines. A Green Thumb ALERT is out for tonight and early Sunday for frost and a possible light freeze. Once this cold shot passes, we are skipping spring and going straight into early Summer temps for a few days. 🙂

A weak cold front is dropping into the region, bringing gusty winds and the smallest chance for a stray shower. Winds are very gusty, with temps ranging from the mid 50s to low 60s for highs, depending on where you are across the state.

The chilly winds calm down tonight, allowing frost to form across much of Kentucky. Temps may drop below freezing for a few hours, allowing for a light freeze…

Make sure to cover your tender plants and vegetation.

The rest of Sunday looks awesome with full sunshine. That sun won’t do a whole lot to boost temps, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s for much of the region. That’s still more than 10 degrees colder than normal.

Monday morning may feature one more shot of patchy frost, then southwesterly winds begin to do their thing. Highs that afternoon reach the 70s, with 80 possible by Tuesday.

A strong southwesterly wind flow will then boost temps into the 80s for Wednesday and Thursday. You will notice an increase in humidity levels, leading to the possibility of scattered storms. The storm threat will then ramp up later in the week as a trough sweeps in from the west…

Strong to severe storms are possible as this system moves in. The timing on this is critical for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. Right now, there’s, at least, the chance for some storms. I will fine tune in the coming days.

Guess what may come in behind that for the second week of May? How about another shot of below normal temps…


I will have another update later today. Have a good one and take care.