Daily Archives: July 20, 2018

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…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a great Friday and take care.