Monthly Archives: June 2018

Time posted: 1:10 pm

Rounds Of Storms Causing Problems

Good afternoon, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to pound much of Kentucky, with more on the way for the next few days. From severe weather to flooding rains, this is a very active setup for our part of the world.

The greatest threat for severe storms for the rest of the day is across the south and southeast. Damaging winds will continue to be the main culprit, but I can’t rule out a weak tornado spin up.

Several inches of rain have already fallen since last night, with some areas already reporting flooding. Additional heavy rain can lead to more flash flooding in some spots. As of this writing, a Flash Flood Watch has still never been issued. Being proactive seems like a thing of the past for an increasing number of weather folks. Sigh.

More heavy rain is on the way the next few days and I will talk about that in a bit. First, here are your tracking tools for the rest of the day…

Rounds of showers and storms will continue Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing additional high water issues. A few more strong to severe storms are possible…

Again… Watch the flash flood threat over the next few days.

This wet ground is really going to help out with the building heat later in the week. That will keep the temps in check, especially with help from additional showers and storms developing…

That’s also showing a weak cold front dropping in leading up to the 4th of July.

I will update things as needed so check back. Make it a good one and take care.


Time posted: 2:23 am

Tracking Strong Storms and Heavy Rain

Good Monday, everyone. Rounds of showers and storms are rolling across the state to start the new week. This action is bringing a severe weather and flash flood threat. As the week rolls on, more storms rumble in, with heat and humidity increasing.

As mentioned, today’s storms may become a problem for parts of the bluegrass state. High winds could accompany the strongest storms, with torrential rains possibly causing flash flooding. Here are the tracking tools for the day…

Additional rounds of showers and storms will then roll across the state Tuesday into Wednesday. This action is along a weak boundary setting up shop across the region…

Once again, strong storms and torrential rains will be possible across the Commonwealth.

Heat slowly builds in later this week, before kicking into high gear this weekend through the 4th of July. The core of the heat is to our north during this time, with a massive heat wave for the Great Lakes into New England…

This will give us a nice run of days of 90 degrees or better for much of the region, but moisture is going to return from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. That is likely to fuel a few more thunderstorms to help us out in the temp department.

Make it a great Monday and take care.


Time posted: 1:39 pm

Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Possible

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by for a special update on the potential for severe storms and flash flooding later today through Monday. A few rounds of big thunderstorms will likely roll from west to east across the state during this time, causing issues along the way.

Here’s the area I am most concerned with…

For the severe aspect, damaging winds will be the large scale player.

The flash flood risk is up there and it would be a good time to get a Flash Flood Watch out for much of the state. This setup can put down several inches of rain, leading to high water issues developing. Keep a close eye on water levels as the storm clusters roll in through Monday.

I have you set to track the increasing action from west to east…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

I will have updates as needed, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.


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…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

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…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a great Saturday and take care.