Daily Archives: March 8, 2019

Time posted: 2:05 pm

Severe Storms and High Winds Saturday

Good afternoon, everyone. As expected, many areas woke up to quite a bit of snow across central and eastern Kentucky, but that snow is quickly going bye bye as temps warm. This warming trend will carry us into Saturday as severe thunderstorms become a possibility.

Let me begin with what’s going on out there today. Mainly showers are left, but this action will be winding down from west to east…

Temps climb quickly on Saturday and should reach the 60s. The severe weather signal I started highlighting last weekend, continues to show up well. Watch the waves of showers and thunderstorms rolling across the state on the Hi-Res NAM…

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded western Kentucky to the Enhanced Risk for severe storms…

Damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail will all be possible. I do think the threat exists into areas of central Kentucky during the evening hours.

Torrential rains will also accompany these storms and could put down enough rain to cause flash flooding issues to develop.

High winds are going to be a major player. Gusts of 50-60mph will be possible, even without thunderstorms…

Another strong to severe storm maker moves in by the middle of next week.  Temps ahead of this may reach 70 degrees, but it’s another surge of false spring as winter temps come back in behind it and may hang tough through the rest of March…

#teampspring ain’t happy!

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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