Monthly Archives: July 2018

Time posted: 1:30 am

Upper Low Brings Rain and Cool Temps

Good Sunday, folks. Our big upper level low is spinning right on top of the area today, bringing rounds of rain and cool temps. This spinning system will hang around a few more days, as temps continue to run cooler than normal. This is part of a larger overall pattern settling in for the second half of summer.

Today will be rather gloomy at times, with lots of clouds and showers around. A few thunderstorms will also be noted, and I’m wondering if a few of these can produce some small hail. We will also need to be on guard for an area of high rain totals that can cause some local high water issues. Track away…

All of this is coming from this highly anomalous upper level low spinning across the Ohio Valley…

I saw a tweet from one of the area NWS offices titled “Typical July Weather”. Ummm… I have no words for anyone who thinks this is a normal July pattern.

More showers and storms will be noted for Monday and Tuesday as our system still impacts the region…

Another cold front moves in by the end of the week unleashing another below normal temperature pattern for much of the country, with another following as we close July and enter into August. Check out the look from the European Ensembles…

We will also see additional rounds of showers and storms spread into the mix during this time.

The new run of the European Weeklies show our wet pattern continuing through, at least, Labor Day weekend. Check out the rainfall anomalies…

All that wet weather across the country comes with a cool price. Check out how much of the country averages cooler than normal for the same time period…

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 3:05 am

Wet Weather Rolls On

Good Saturday, everyone. Friday’s severe weather event turned into a biggie for many area of the bluegrass state. Wind damage was extensive as storms packed hurricane force gusts across areas of central Kentucky. Now, we focus on more rounds of showers and storms rumbling across the state this weekend and into next week.

A huge upper level low spins into the Ohio Valley today, with spiraling bands of showers and storms around it. The action is pretty scattered early today, but will increase this afternoon and evening. Additional strong to locally severe storms are possible…

This low will then sit and spin right on top of us into early next week, bringing more rounds of rain and storms…

Locally heavy rains and cooler than normal temps show up under that low. You will also notice the big area of low pressure rolling up the east coast this weekend. That almost has a tropical/hybrid look to it.

The shower and storm action doesn’t stop there. Watch additional rounds of rain and boomers take us from Wednesday through Thursday, ahead of another cold front working in…

Cooler than normal temps come in behind that front, with the increasing potential for another wet weather maker shooting in next weekend into early the following week…

I have you all set to do some Saturday┬átracking…

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Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:20 am

Tracking A Severe Weather Outbreak

Good Friday, everyone. We have a very active weather day unfolding across the bluegrass state. Rounds of strong to severe storms will work from northwest to southeast, bringing an increased threat for damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and a few tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center has the severe weather bullseye right on top of us…

Here’s a breakdown of the day and what follows:

  • A few showers and storms will be noted early today and a few could be strong or even severe.
  • The greatest severe weather threat develops this afternoon into the evening hours.
  • A few supercell thunderstorms may initially develop, bringing the threat for a few tornadoes.
  • Storms should evolve into a huge complex (MCS) that may produce widespread wind damage.
  • The damaging hail threat is very high today, especially across central and western Kentucky.
  • Torrential rains are also likely and this could cause flash flooding issues to develop. That’s especially true for areas getting in on repeat storm action.
  • Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms move through over the weekend as a huge upper level low spins overhead. This may cause some more high water issues on the local scale and some of the Saturday storms may be severe.
  • Temps this weekend will be held way down in the 70s.

Help me out by leaving comments about what the weather is doing where you live.

As usual, I have you all set to track today’s severe weather. The interactive radar can track storms right down to your street and you can watch live streams from area storm chasers…

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Make it a great Friday and take care.

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Time posted: 12:39 pm

Updating The Severe Weather Threat

Good afternoon, gang. My focus continues to be on the increasing threat for strong to severe storms Friday into Friday night.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to put the severe weather bullseye right on top of us…

Scattered storms look to be ongoing early on Friday, with the main severe threat coming in the afternoon and evening. That’s when a few supercell thunderstorms may begin to crank, bringing a large hail and isolated tornado threat.

The main threat comes as a large complex (MCS) of thunderstorms develops and rolls across the state. This has the potential to evolve into a widespread damaging wind maker.

In addition to the severe threat, flash flooding is also a possibility.

I will have the very latest on the severe threat on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm, with updates all evening long.

In the short-term, scattered thunderstorms develop this afternoon and evening, with the best chance in the west. There is even a low-end risk for a few severe storms out there. Track today’s action…

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Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

Severe Storms Likely Friday

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s another mainly nice day across the bluegrass state, but the focus continues to be on a very active and cooler setup for the weekend and beyond. As we make the transition into the cooler setup, we have to be on guard for the potential for some Friday severe thunderstorms.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Highs are mainly in the low and middle 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. Humidity levels will inch up just a bit, leading to a few late day/evening scattered showers and storms going up…

Our potent upper level low will dive in here from late Friday into the weekend. We have set the stage for this for more than a week, with your apps and human weather apps just now catching on. ­čśë

Ahead of this upper low, we have the increasing threat for strong to severe storms from later Friday into Friday night. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the region in the risk area…

Damaging wind is the main threat, with the potential for isolated tornadoes. In addition to the severe weather threat, torrential rains may also cause local flash flooding.

Additional rounds of showers and storms will then carry us through the weekend as the upper level spins across the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall will again be possible…

Temps will be MUCH cooler than normal with highs in the 70s likely, especially in the central and east.

Another big blast of cool is on the way for next week and may be accompanied by another round of weather. Watch how secondary system develops after the frontal passage…

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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