Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

Time posted: 2:12 am

Severe Storms Threat Ahead

Good Wednesday, everyone. As our summertime air rolls on, rounds of showers and thunderstorms are getting set to target the region. This action is likely to hang tough into Kentucky Derby Weekend, with strong to severe storms also a possibility.

Temps are back into the 80s on a strong southwesterly wind. Humidity levels continue to climb and we could fire up a few showers and storms before the day is over. There is even the risk for a few strong to locally severe storms in the north and west. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

That threat shifts farther east on Thursday and should encompass much of the state…

A few thoughts:

  • The storms come at us in waves and clusters with several hours of breaks in between
  • Strong to severe storms may develop. Damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible.
  • Humidity levels are very high, so some decent rain totals will be possible. Check out some of the numbers through Saturday:

After a break in the action on Sunday, the pattern next week continues to look very active in terms of severe weather.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great Wednesday and take care.