Daily Archives: January 9, 2020

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Thursday Evening Thoughts

Good evening, folks. Clouds and winds are increasing across the region ahead of our potent storm system rolling in for the weekend. This is going to be high impact storm system for the entire region.

A couple of showers and storms may develop across areas of western Kentucky this evening as winds continue to crank. Here’s regional radar to track the action…

The setup for Saturday continues to be ugly for millions of Americans. Our storm will have high winds and severe storms ahead of it and a snowstorm and ice storm behind it…

This future radar shows a line of storms working across the state from west to east Saturday into early Saturday evening…

High winds will be likely with this setup…

With or without thunderstorms,those winds can cause some issues on Saturday.

Let’s try to change it up, shall we? The models continue to show a major pattern realignment starting late next week through the following week. Watch all this on the European Ensembles…

The latest run of the GFS goes crazy with the cold. These are the low temps showing up…

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:12 pm

Thursday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. It’s a pleasant day in the bluegrass state as we get ready for our high impact system to blow into town for the next few days. This is going to be a big time wind maker that will also deliver strong storms and record high temps.

Scattered showers and storms develop tonight and work across areas of western and central Kentucky. This will continue through Friday. The east and southeast looks to stay mainly dry. Winds through Friday afternoon can gust to 40mph or greater at times…

Those increase in a hurry Friday night through Saturday evening as gusts reach close to 60mph for some…

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High winds may cause damage with or without thunderstorms rolling through. But, it continues to look like a line of thunderstorms will develop and roll west to east across the state. The Hi Res NAM only goes through 7pm Saturday, but shows what I’m talking about…

Strong to severe storms are possible with this line. It won’t take much for the line to bring even stronger winds down to the surface from above.

Record high temps from 70-75 will be possible for many on Saturday…

This may go down as one of the warmest January days ever recorded in Kentucky.

Looking toward the end of next week, there is a growing signal for arctic air coming our way. Will that be the beginning of a pattern change?

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm then with another KWC update this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:05 am

High Impact System Ahead

Good Thursday, everyone. Clouds are increasing today as a major storm system gathers steam and rolls our way over the next few days. This will be a high impact weather maker for Kentucky and surrounding areas. We have everything from high winds and strong storms, to the likelihood of record high temps on Saturday.

Clouds are rolling into the region today as any shower or thunderstorm likely stays to our west until late this evening. Winds are gusty and could approach 40mph at times this afternoon and evening. Where do we go from here? I’m glad I asked that…

FRIDAY

Areas of showers and thunderstorms will impact areas of western and central Kentucky. Local high water issues will be possible in the west. Some storms may also be on the strong side. Farther east, it’s mainly dry with temps deep into the 60s. Winds may gust to 40mph area wide.

SATURDAY

Heavy rain and strong storms become widespread across the west early on. This action rolls eastward through the day and into the evening. Flooding is possible across areas of the west, with a flash flood risk accompanying the storms across the entire state. Some of these storms may be strong or even severe. Wind gusts of 50mph or greater appear likely and this may cause some damage. Record high temps may reach 70-75 in some areas of the central and east.

Check out those wind gusts on Saturday…

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The Storm Prediction Center has a low-end risk for severe storms across western Kentucky on Friday….

That threat area focuses farther east for Saturday…

I will have updates later today, so check back. Until then, make it a good one and take care.

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