Daily Archives: January 11, 2020

Time posted: 6:52 pm

Saturday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. It’s been a wild weather day across Kentucky as our potent storm system brought widespread high winds and severe weather across the region. Thankfully, things are calming down into the rest of the weekend, but the pattern remains active after that.

Possible tornadoes hit areas of western Kentucky this morning and the storm damage in central Kentucky may be worthy of a survey. Widespread wind damage has been reported across the entire state with flooding still an issue across the west.

Heavy rain and some thunder continues across central and eastern Kentucky through the evening. Here are your tracking toys…

After record highs near 80 in the east, temps are turning much colder behind the departing low. Areas along the Ohio River in western Kentucky may even have a close call with some snowflakes.

Sunday looks much cooler than today, but not too bad for this time of year as a mix of clouds and sun show up. There’s another system that can bring rain and some thunder to areas of the state on Tuesday. The NAM is trying to show some decent rains across the southeast…

That may be a tad overdone because the next system looks to show up quickly on Wednesday.with a weak front dropping in from the northwest. That has some colder air behind it, plowing the way for an even bigger push of cold behind the next system next weekend…

This is the flip many winter lovers have been hoping for. Check out the very cold look on the Ensembles…


Enjoy the evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:57 am

Tracking Strong Storms and High Winds

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s a pretty wild weather day taking shape across Kentucky as a potent storm works into the Ohio Valley. This setup has been well advertised for the past week and change, so now it’s time to see what all Mother Nature can bring our way.

Let’s begin with the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Here are some thoughts about the day:

  • A squall line of strong storms works into western Kentucky early this morning. This line may fade a bit as it moves east.
  • By late morning, the line may increase again as it works out of western Kentucky into central parts of the state.
  • Damaging wind continues to be the absolute main threat with this line. There’s a small tornado risk as well.
  • This line of strong to severe storms then works across central and eastern Kentucky this afternoon and evening.
  • With or without severe storms, winds are a major player. Gusts in excess of 50mph will be possible.
  • The greatest threat for flooding continues to be across western Kentucky.
  • Ahead of the storms, record highs are likely today. Many areas of central and eastern Kentucky may reach 70-75.

I will have updated later today. As always, I leave you with your storm tracking tools…

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