Monthly Archives: March 2019

Time posted: 1:22 am

Cold Air Crashes In

Good Sunday, folks. We have a big time blast of cold air sweeping across the state today and it may even spawn some early morning snowflakes. The good news is that this cold will only last a couple of days before milder air comes back. But, that milder air looks to be accompanied by another active setup.

Let’s begin with the early morning action pushing across the eastern half of the state. Showers may end as a period of light snow and flurries…

Temps this morning will reach the 20s in several areas. Skies will become partly to mostly sunny as the day wears on with temps in the 40s. A hard freeze is likely across the entire region tonight and Monday morning as temps reach deep into the 20s…

Temps begin to moderate by the afternoon and that continues through the week. Highs by Wednesday and Thursday may make a run at 70 as winds become southwesterly.

This takes us into a pattern that will feature storm systems rolling from west to east across the country. The first one arrives late Thursday into Friday and brings showers and storms with it…

That moves away very quickly, but the next system is right behind it for late Sunday and Monday…

That brings more showers and storms with it, and you can see the next system ready to follow out of Texas.  This is the warmer and wetter than normal pattern I’ve been talking about for April. It can bring quite a bit of thunderstorm action our way, with an increased chance for severe weather.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:06 am

A Few Strong To Severe Storms Possible

Good Saturday, everyone. We have a potent cold front rolling across the bluegrass state and that’s likely to bring strong to severe storms to parts of the state. Once this storm goes through, temps crash enough for a few snowflakes to show up by late tonight.

Scattered showers and storms will be around early today, but periods of sunshine will be noted, boosting temps toward the low 70s in central and eastern parts of the state. This will allow for enough instability to fire up a line of potentially strong to severe storms. That line should race from west to east as we get into the afternoon and evening.

Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outbreak from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds will be the main threat, with large hail following that up. Locally heavy rains will also be noted and some areas could pick up better than an inch of rain.

Winds will be very gusty as temps crash behind the front. Readings reach the upper 20s by Sunday morning, with a period of mixed rain and snow possible for a few hours very early Sunday. A northwest wind may also squeeze out a few early day flakes in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Sunshine takes over by the afternoon as temps stay in the chilly 40s.

Temps will be a little chillier than normal through the first half of the week, with temps back toward 70 by the second half of the week. That’s also when the next threat for showers and storms shows up, especially on Friday.

I have you all set to track today’s strong to severe storms threat…

Current watches
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Possible watch areas
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Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 12:42 am

Watching The Weekend System

Good Friday to one and all. We are rolling into the final few days of March with a potent storm system ready to impact the region. This will bring an increase in showers and thunderstorms and could even bring a few flakes into the mix by early Sunday.

Before we get into all that, we have a few showers and thunderstorms roaming about the region today. None of these are especially strong and not everyone will see the action, but a few downpours will show up. Here are your radars for the day…

Temps under the shower and storm action will drop into the 50s, with thermometers deep into the 60s for the areas missing out.

Saturday looks like a windy and mild day as showers and storms overspread the region from west to east. There’s a chance for a few strong storms out of this as the cold front sweeps in. Much colder air crashes in here behind this front and that cold will try to catch the back edge of the rain. If that happens, a few snowflakes may mix in…

Whatever is out there early Sunday will move away very quickly, leaving us with a mostly sunny but cold sky. Temps are in the 40s for highs.

From there, a system is going to try and develop and work across the southeastern seaboard early next week. The models differ on placement and strength of that…

Once that gets out of the way, our temps will crank by the middle and end of next week. Temps should make a run back into the 70s…

I think this is setting the tone for April to be a warmer than normal month around here. No, every single day won’t be like the above map, but the average for the month should skew toastier than normal. It’s also likely to be an above normal rainfall and severe weather month.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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