Monthly Archives: June 2018

Time posted: 2:00 am

Storms and Heat For The Week Ahead

Good Sunday to one and all. Showers and storms are back into parts of the bluegrass state, bringing more of the same to our part of the world. This pattern looks to persist into much of the upcoming week, as heat and humidity makes another run at us.

The storms out there today will be more concentrated across the southern half of the state. This is also the area with a low-end risk for strong or locally severe storms…

As we head into Monday, a northwest to southeast oriented boundary will be stalled across Kentucky. That boundary may stick around in similar fashion through, at least, the first half of the week. The end results will be rounds of showers and storms rolling in…

This is another torrential rain producing setup around here and could cause additional high water concerns. From the “broken record” files, some of the storms may strong or locally severe. Here’s the Monday Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Temps will be very steamy for the week ahead with 90+ showing up in the west early on, with that 90+ degree line heading east by the end of the week into the big weekend. Still, storms will try to crash back in and that may carry us right on into 4th of July week.

Let’s get back the precious present. Here is your daily dose of storm trackers will keep you company…

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Make it a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:10 am

Scattered Storms Rumble On

Good Saturday, folks. Thunderstorms won’t be as widespread out there today, but some scattered stuff continues ro rumble across the bluegrass state. This stormy setup rolls on, with another system to bring an increase in boomers for Sunday, with storm clusters waiting in the wings for next week. As I’ve pointed out for months, there will be no shortage of storms this summer.

Today’s storms will be scattered, but one or two may be strong. Any boomer that goes up can put down torrential rains. There is a slightly better chance for late day storms in the west, as our next system works toward the east. Here’s the SPC Severe Weather Outlook…

Showers and storms will then increase across the state on Sunday and early Monday, with the greatest concentration being across the south…

A few of those Sunday storms may be strong, with local severe weather possible…

Heavy rainfall may give us a renewed high water threat on the local level.

Heat is building across the plains over the next few days and will expand into next week. This puts Kentucky in the line of fire for northwest to southeast moving clusters of thunderstorms…

The GFS rain map through next Friday is showing the potential corridor of action…

Here is your Saturday edition of must see storm tracking tools…

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Make it a great Saturday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:20 am

Strong Storms and Heavy Rain Today

Good Friday to one and all. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to be common across the bluegrass state. This action comes as a big upper level systems swings through to start the weekend, with another system moving in to wrap up the weekend.

Today’s showers and storms will be spiraling around a surface low passing just to our north. This is just ahead of this very unsummerlike upper low.

Those storms can be strong or severe across the central and eastern parts of the state. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

We continue to watch the local flash flood threat as these storms will put down a lot of water in a short amount of time. If you’re in an area that floods easily, keep an eye on water levels as the rains kick in.

The storms on Saturday will become more scattered with temps back into the upper 70s and low 80s for many. This is the day we find ourselves between systems, with another one moving in for Sunday. A few strong storms are possible Saturday, especially closer to the next system rolling in from the west…

Here’s the increase in the Sunday and early Monday action…

As another surge of heat develops across the Mississippi Valley by the middle and end of next week, we will need to be on guard for rounds of thunderstorms developing and rolling in here from the northwest…

Here is your daily dose of storm tracking toys…

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Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:13 am

Local Flash Flood Threat

Good Thursday, everyone. We continue to track rounds of showers and storms across the region, with each storm cluster bringing the potential for flash flooding. These storms are part of a rather stormy setup that looks to be settling back in for the long haul.

In addition to the potential for, at least, local high water issues, a few of the storms may also be strong. Local high wind gusts are possible and the Storm Prediction Center has parts of the area in a low-end severe weather risk…

Those storms are along and ahead of an area of low pressure working into the Ohio Valley on Friday. That’s when we get in on threat for strong or, locally, severe storms…

Once again, torrential rains will give us the potential for flash flooding. Temps will be held in check over the next few days, with some areas not making it our of the 70s.

Scattered storms will be noted on Saturday, but we may find mainly dry times taking control. That won’t last long as another system brings showers and storms back in here for Sunday and Monday…

I have you all set to track today’s rounds of strong storms and heavy rains…

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Have a great Thursday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:27 am

Watching The Heavy Rain Threat

Good Wednesday, everyone. We are back into an all too familiar pattern as rounds of showers and thunderstorms target the bluegrass state for the foreseeable future. These rounds of storms will bring a lot of rain our way over the next week and change. In addition to the rains, the much cooler pattern we have been ‘hyping’ is also moving in. 😉

Our front continues to drop in from the north and will become stationary right on top of Kentucky, leading to the clusters of storms. The map from a few days ago is holding up well…

An area of low pressure develops along this front and rolls through the Ohio Valley later this week into the start of the weekend. That will really increase the rain and thunderstorm action that takes us into early next week…

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This is a setup that can cause several rounds of flash flooding across parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Keep a close eye on creeks and streams when the storms roll in!

Check out the potent upper level trough moving in…

That leads to significantly cooler temps, just as the pattern has been suggesting for well over a week now. Temps may not get out of the 70s on a few occasions. Check out the below normal temps showing up into next week…

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

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Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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