Daily Archives: June 17, 2018

Time posted: 2:03 am

Stormy Setup Returns For The Week Ahead

Good Sunday and Happy Father’s Day. Mother Nature is giving dads the gift of heat and humidity today. The toasty temps will continue into Monday, but rounds of showers and thunderstorms will target the state for much of the week ahead. It’s another stormy setup taking shape.

Temps today are in the upper 80s and low 90s for much of central and eastern Kentucky, with low and middle 90s in the west. Throw in the humidity and heat index values will be several degrees hotter. The west will be near 100 or a little better.

Isolated showers and storms may go up…

Monday will be another very toasty day with the potential for more in the way of scattered showers and storms cranking. That action will continue to increase Tuesday and Wednesday as a cold front drops in from the northwest. That will be able to tap some tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This is the area I’ve been highlighting for potential development and here is our system trying to get organized…

That system moves toward Texas and Louisiana, with the moisture potentially being drawn northward up the Mississippi River Valley and then into the stalling front in our region. That stalled front may have a few waves of low pressure rolling across the region…

The European Model is showing something similar, as is the test version of the GFS…

There’s even the chance for an upper level low to close off somewhere near our region. Regardless, unsettled weather looks to continue through next weekend into the following week.

There will be no shortage of storms this summer!

Have a great day and Happy Father’s Day. Take care.

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