Daily Archives: May 20, 2018

Time posted: 2:04 am

A Few Strong Storms Today

Good Sunday, folks. We have another active weather day taking shape across the bluegrass state, with a few rounds of strong to severe storms possible. These storms continue to be part of a busy setup, with more storms on the way in the week ahead.

Here’s an interesting stat for you, far western Kentucky had the a Severe Thunderstorm Watch on Saturday, the first severe weather watch for anywhere in Kentucky since April 13th. That’s absolutely amazing given we are in the heart of our severe weather season. It’s been super quiet, to say the least.

We may very well see another watch or two issued out there today. One cluster of storms may move in early today, with another possible late this afternoon into the evening. That’s the one that may bring the severe threat to our region. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds and large hail are the main players. These storms will be heavy rain makers and may cause additional high water issues.

Additional rounds of storms will be sweeping in here on Monday, potentially bringing another severe weather threat. Here’s the latest from the SPC…

More rounds of storms will likely hang tough through Tuesday, but a little break in the action is possible for a few days after that. Temps will continue to average well above normal, in what is likely to be one of the warmest Mays on record.

By later this week into Memorial Day weekend, a lot of what happens will likely be dictated by what happens in the tropics. Some early season development is possible around Florida or into the Gulf of Mexico. Take all models with a big grain of salt, but it’s fun to see how they handle any POSSIBLE system.

The Canadian takes it into the central Gulf and actually has some impact on our weather…

The relatively new ICON model doesn’t go out as far as the Canadian, but offers a similar look…

The GFS takes the initial system east of Florida then develops another system in the Gulf…

Again, it’s just interesting to watch model trends as we get closer to any potential development. Regardless of any tropical system, the setup is there for some unsettled holiday weekend weather around here.

Let’s get back to today’s weather. Here are your Sunday storm trackers…


Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

I will have updates as needed. Make it a good one and take care.