Monthly Archives: May 2019

Time posted: 2:10 am

Strong To Severe Storms Possible Today

Good Sunday, everyone. We have another toasty temperature day taking shape across the Commonwealth, but storms may wind up taking center stage before the day is done. As a matter of fact, there is the potential for a few strong to severe storms through the evening.

Highs today are back in the 85-90 degree range for many, with a heat index a little better than that. A weak boundary will sink a littler farther south today, touching off a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The greatest severe weather threat is across the northern half of the state. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats from any of the big boomers. I will have your tracking toys in a bit.

Memorial Day will find that boundary still hanging around the north and east and that could fire off a few more clusters of showers and storms…

Once again, a few strong storms will be possible and could crash your cookouts.

A fairly stout cold front may cross the region late Wednesday or Thursday, touching off another round of storms…

Temperatures behind that front will be cooler than where we are now, with another shot of cooler air likely arriving during the first full week of June.

Let’s get back to where we are right now.Here are your tracking tools for the day…

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Make it a great Sunday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:33 am

Summer Steam and Storms

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s another summer day in the bluegrass state as we kick off our Memorial Day Weekend. The steamy temps will continue through the rest of the big weekend, with some thunderstorms jumping into the mix from time to time.

Temps out there today are generally 85-90 in most areas as humidity levels stay high. A few storms go up this afternoon and evening, with a small risk for severe storms across the north. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

The setup for Sunday is similar, but storms may become a little more widespread in the afternoon and evening. That could lead to a better threat for a few big boomers, especially across the north. The SPC Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday…

Memorial Day features more of the same with steamy temps and scattered storms.

The similar trend continues until the end of next week. That’s when we see a trough trying to dig in…

That would lead to some cooler air pressing into our neck of the woods. That may be followed up by a deeper trough into the first full week of June…

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:20 am

More Of The Same Through The Weekend

Good Friday, folks. It’s another day of steamy temps and scattered storms and this pattern has locked in through the Memorial Day Weekend. It’s a setup that we commonly see in the heart of summertime, but there are signs of change as we end May and roll into June.

A boundary is draped across the Ohio Valley and this will throw a few more storms at the region today. The greatest potential is across the northern half of the state. Just like Thursday, I can’t rule out a strong storm or two…

Temps range from the middle 80s to near 90 degrees.

Saturday will see similar temps with a scattered storm or two around, especially across the central and eastern parts of the state.

Once into Sunday, another boundary slides closer to us from the north. This will be able to touch off some late day showers and storms, some of which could be strong or severe…

Some of that action will linger into Memorial Day as temps generally range from 85-90 once again.

The pattern finally tries to change by the end of next week as a trough looks to deepen across the eastern half of the country…

Once that digs in, temps are forecast to go below normal…

Make it a fantastic Friday and take care.

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