Monthly Archives: June 2019

Time posted: 1:58 am

A Few Storms End June

Good Sunday, everyone. We have some showers and thunderstorms on the weather menu for this final day of June. That’s an appropriate end to what has been another super wet month here in the bluegrass state. Unfortunately, the threat for showers and storms may increase a bit into our 4th of July week.

Scattered showers and storms develop out there today, but we will need to focus on our northwestern sky before the day is over. That’s because some big clusters of strong to severe storms may develop and drop in from that direction.

You can see that setup on the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds and hail will be the primary players with any strong or severe storm that blows up. As always, these storms will also be loaded with lots of lightning (LOL) and torrential rains. The heavy rainfall may be enough to cause high water issues on a local scale.

Additional rounds of showers and storms will target the region over the first few days of July. No, it’s not raining all the time and not everyone sees a lot of rain over the next few days. But, you know the drill with these storms.

The 4th of July and long holiday weekend looks to feature an uptick in showers and storms. Check out the European Model…

Behind all that, we continue to see a signal for another round of cooler than normal weather…

Here is your daily dose of storm tracking toys…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Make it a great end to June and take care.

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Time posted: 1:38 am

Storms On The Increase

Good Saturday, folks. It’s the final weekend of June and we are tracking a bit of an increase in showers and storms. This increase looks to be a trend as we head into the big 4th of July week that’s quickly approaching. Oh yea, we keep the steamy temps going, but some changes are showing up a little after the 4th.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Highs will be back into the upper 80s to around 90 as heat index numbers climb into the 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms go up and, just like the past few days, could be on the strong side and produce heavy rains. Local wind damage and flash flooding will be possible. Your tracking tools in a bit.

Additional showers and storms will be noted on Sunday and Monday, but this action may try to dive in from the northwest…

Some of those storms could bring a better wind damage threat to the region.

The setup for our 4th of July week will keep the rounds of showers and storms going across the entire region…

Obviously, that kind of setup can cause some disruptions of some of our Independence Day celebrations throughout the bluegrass state.

Behind all that, there continues to be a signal for a trough digging into the eastern half of the country…

That would bring some steam relief to the region into the second week of July.

Back to the weather of today, here are your tracking toys…

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:44 am

More Of The Same To End June

Good Friday to one and all. Summer is doing its thing across the bluegrass state, bringing steamy temps and scattered storms to close out July. It’s a setup that should roll into the first full week of July as the thunderstorm action tries to ramp up a little bit.

Given this boring pattern taking shape, I’m going to be shaking the blogs up a bit and focusing on some other weather interests looking farther down the road.

But, let’s start with the what’s going on now. Temps are generally in the 90 degree range out there today, but humidity levels will make it feel several degrees toastier. A few showers and thunderstorms will kick in, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Here are your trackers for the day…

Our weekend will feature more of the same. Blah.

I have no changes to the setup for our 4th of July week. A few rounds of showers and storms are likely to dive in from the northwest…

That’s NOT a pattern of constant rain, but a few rounds of storms may be on the strong side and put down heavy rains. Temps continue to run steamy.

As we head into the middle of summer, let’s get a status check of the ocean temperature numbers. Much of the waters in the Pacific and the Atlantic continue to run above normal…

Two things stand out on that map.  The first is the warm pool across northern Pacific. That’s something winter lovers hope continues through the fall and into the winter months. It’s something that was common during that extended run of harsh winters we had a few years ago.

The second is the warmer waters off the southeastern seaboard. That may help give a little extra fuel to any hurricanes that develop in the coming weeks and months. It also suggests the southeastern part of the country stays warmer than normal, putting Kentucky in the battle zone again. That argues for above normal rainfall continuing.

Something else that stands out is the recent decline in the weak El Nino in the equatorial Pacific. We have been in a weak El Nino for several months and that’s forecast to continue through the fall and winter…

Again, that’s a good look for winter lovers, but there are many other seasonal indices that can foul it up.

Make it a great Friday and take care.

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