Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

Time posted: 2:09 am

Severe Storms Threat Increases

Good Thursday, everyone. Springtime temperatures are back in the bluegrass state today, but they’re also bringing along the potential for springtime thunderstorms. A few of these storms may even be strong or severe as a cold front swings through the Commonwealth.

The Storm Prediction Center has the much of the region in the Enhanced Risk area for severe storms:

Here’s a breakdown of the day:

  • A line of showers and storms works across western Kentucky very early this morning, but should diminish before it gets too far into central Kentucky.
  • Another line of storms will then develop across the west during the afternoon. That will roll eastward through the evening and could produce severe storms.
  • The best threat for severe weather appears to be in central Kentucky.
  • Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible.
  • Winds are going to be a huge player through tonight as gusts can reach 50mph at times. Some power issues may develop.
  • Highs today should reach the 70s across the central and east. If we can get enough sun in the east, we may flirt with 80.
  • The storms end quickly from west to east this evening as colder winds blow into town.

After all this, colder weather moves in for the weekend and that may produce a shower or two Friday evening. Saturday looks good, but another system dives in by Sunday night with some ugly weather.

I leave you with your Thursday storm tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a good one and take care.