Monthly Archives: May 2019

Time posted: 1:31 am

A Cool Blast Of Air After More Storms

Good Friday, everyone. We are closing out the month of May with scattered showers and thunderstorms going up. That looks to be how the month of June starts, but it will come with a catch. A much cooler pattern settles in, with a very cool shot ahead before the weekend is over.

As always, let us begin with today and roll forward. Highs will be mainly be in the 70s with scattered showers and storms popping, especially in the central and east. Small hail and heavy rains will be possible…

Saturday is a breezy and mainly dry day as temps make a run at 80 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms will quickly increase from the northwest by evening and that will carry us into early Sunday…

This is a big blast of very cool air diving into the region from the northwest…

That will bring our numbers way, way down and even make it feel more like fall than the start of meteorological Summer. Check out the GFS low temps for Monday morning…

Yes, the model actually has some upper 30s showing up in southeastern Kentucky. That’s likely a little too cool, but that’s still amazing to see in early June.

Highs on Monday may not get to 70 in some spots…

The pattern looks fairly active beyond early next week and it’s one that likely turns us pretty wet once again. Check out the rain forecast for the next few weeks…

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Have a great day and take care,

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Time posted: 2:05 am

Another Stormy Day On Tap

Good Thursday, folks. It’s shaping up to be another bumpy ride of a day across Kentucky as more rounds of showers and storms work through. A few of these storms may be strong or severe and put down torrential rains at times.

The main threat from today’s storms will be damaging winds and large hail. The tornado threat isn’t zero, but it’s fairly low. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

While the bluegrass state has only gotten a small taste of the severe weather this month, areas form the plains states through the northern Ohio Valley have been pounded.  What’s the reason for this relentless severe weather? Look no further than the temperature extremes over the past 10 days…

That is absolutely incredible and may be one of the more extreme looking maps you will ever see. Just Wow!

As we look ahead, this extreme pattern looks to flip around as we head into June. Cold fronts are actually going to drop into the eastern half of the country during this time.

But, before we get to June, we have one more day left of May. Temps will likely be in the 70s with a few showers and storms going up…

As we head into the weekend, we watch a cold front dropping in from the northwest late Saturday into Sunday. This should bring additional showers and storms our way…

Temps on Saturday will generally be in the upper 70s to low 80s with gusty winds. The numbers on Sunday come down into the pleasant 70s for highs.

The next system looks to dive in here by the middle of next week…

Again, this looks to be a much different overall pattern showing up across the country as we start Meteorological Summer.

Bac to today, I have you all set to track today’s low end severe storms risk…

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Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:13 am

Strong To Severe Storms Possible Today

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have another active weather day taking shape across Kentucky as rounds of thunderstorms rumble through here. The pattern is favorable for some strong to severe thunderstorms causing issues into much of the Ohio Valley, including Kentucky.

Today’s storms will come at us in rounds, potentially bringing damaging winds and large hail. I can’t rule out a quick tornado spin up or two, especially across the northern half of the state. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Additional waves of showers and thunderstorms work across the state on Thursday. A strong storm or two will be possible as a cold front slides in. Low-level moisture looks to hang around into Friday and that should touch off a few showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temps may not get out of the 70s.

Another front drops in this weekend and could bring a few more showers and storms with it. This carves out a deep trough across the eastern part of the country…

That leads to a much better brand of air around here through early next week. Some of the models are showing an even deeper trough later next week…

Let’s get back to today’s potential severe weather. I have you all set to track whatever shows up…

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Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.

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