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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Time posted: 2:27 am

From Snow To Strong Storms

Good Friday, everyone. We are starting the day with a swath of light snow causing some travel issues, but things improve as the day wears on with temps on the climb. After today, strong thunderstorms, high winds and milder temperatures take center stage.

Snow this morning will be causing travel issues for many areas. Here’s a look at the Winter Weather Advisory for early today…

Temps climb from south to north as the day wears on with showers taking over. Here’s regional radar to track the transition…

The setup for the weekend continues to look very energetic with the potential for strong or severe storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

In addition to the threat for strong or severe storms, high winds are likely to be an issue. Gusts of 50mph or higher will be possible at times Saturday afternoon and evening…

Those winds may cause some issues before all is said and done.

Another potent setup is lurking for the middle and end of next week. That could mean more strong and severe storms with a possible high water threat.

I will hook you up with updates later today. Until then, here are some sky cams to keep you company…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Georgetown


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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Have a great day and take care.

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