Daily Archives: May 6, 2018

Time posted: 1:38 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Our hit and run clearing is about to be replaced by another round of showers and storms moving in from the northwest. That could bring a strong storm or two this evening, with a greater threat for big boomers lurking later this week.

Temps hit the 70s ahead of a cold front dropping in from the northwest. Showers and storms increase this evening, with gusty winds and hail possible in a few of the storms…

Leftover showers linger across the east on Monday, with temps coming down into the upper 60s for many. Winds will continue to be gusty.

Tuesday turns much milder with temps making a run at 80. Humidity levels will also start to spike as we track another front our way by late Wednesday into early Thursday. This may produce strong to severe storms in our region…

That front may become more west to east across the region later Thursday and Friday, allowing for waves of thunderstorms to push through…

Those storms will have a healthy temperature gradient to work with. The GFS is pushing the 80s through the Ohio Valley with 40s to the north of that. At the same time, it has 100 degree temps from Texas into western Kansas…

That gradient should eventually crank a big storm system across the plains that would roll our way…

You will also notice the model developing another subtropical looking system off the southeast coast. This would be the second such system this month and may be offering us some clues as to the start of the hurricane season.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

A Stormy Setup Begins

Good Sunday, everyone. Our super-soaker of a Kentucky Derby Day is behind us and now it’s time to focus on the pattern coming in behind it. If you’re a fan of showers and storms, this is a good looking pattern for you, with several systems set to impact our region over the next week.

Morning rain pulls quickly away from eastern Kentucky, leaving us with a mix of sun and clouds and temps in the 70s. Winds will be rather gusty as we await the arrival of a cold front later this evening. That will touch off a few showers and thunderstorms across our area, and a few could be strong. I will have your tracking toys in a bit.

Cooler winds will blow on Monday, with leftover showers hanging around eastern parts of the state…

Temps may stay in the 60s for highs across the eastern half of the state.

Warmer winds return on Tuesday with temps deep into the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. Temps head toward 80 on Wednesday as we get ready for another system to work in here from the west and northwest. A few strong to severe storms are possible from later Wednesday into Thursday…

A few more showers and storms hang around into Friday, with a more potent cold front approaching next weekend. That should also bring showers and storms back into the region…

As you can see, storm chances look frequent over the next week or so.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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