Daily Archives: August 12, 2019

Time posted: 2:10 am

Watching A Tuesday Cold Front

Good Monday, everyone. Very toasty temps are back in the bluegrass state today, but the threat for a few strong to severe storms will soon take center stage. This action is along and ahead of a strong late summer cold front dropping in here over the next few days.

Temps should reach 90ish in many areas, but some clouds and scattered showers and storms may go up and help out the temperature cause. There’s even a low-end threat for a few strong or severe storms to go up across the north. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As our cold front sinks into the state on Tuesday, thunderstorms start to crank. These storms may pack damaging winds and large hail as they roll east/southeast during the day. Here’s the Tuesday Severe Weather Outlook…

These storms will also be prolific lightning and heavy rain makers, so local flash flooding is something to watch for. Not everyone gets in on this action, with the greatest coverage being across the south and east.

In addition to the storm threat, any sun ahead of our front will make it feel like a sauna for a few hours. Heat index numbers around 100 will be possible.

A disturbance will follow that up on Wednesday and bring another threat for showers and thunderstorms. This is when temps come down several degrees.

The pattern after that finds the heat taking jabs at us through next week. Given the fact we are on the outer edges of this heat, we may see thunderstorms roll in from time to time. For the first time in a while, the Ensembles are painting above normal rainfall around here over the next 2 weeks…

You can also see a little ring of fire pattern in that above normal rainfall depiction, with the southern plains and deep south in the frying pan.

I leave you with your Monday storm tracking toys…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.