Daily Archives: March 10, 2020

Time posted: 7:37 pm

Updating The Stormy Setup

Good evening, everyone. Our current shower and rumble of thunder maker is pulling away from the state, but we have several more set to target the region in the coming weeks. We are fully in the bullseye of heavy rain and strong storm potential!

Let’s begin with what’s shaking out there now. Gusty showers are exiting southern and southeastern Kentucky, with mostly cloudy skies behind this…

Wednesday looks like a mix of clouds and sun with temps ranging from the upper 50s to upper 60s, depending on where you are. There’s still a small storm risk.

Thursday continues to look like a fairly active weather day with the potential for strong to severe storms going up ahead of a cold front. Temps may spike to 70 on gusty southwest winds. Once the front arrives late in the day, rounds of big boomers will be possible.

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the state in the low-end severe risk…

The next system then rolls in here for Saturday with rain and some thunder. That’s followed up by several systems next week. Folks, this is a pattern that can bring too much rain and rounds of strong storms to Kentucky and many areas…

The GFS Ensembles show rainfall WAY above normal in the next 2 weeks…

This could get a little ugly.

Enjoy the rest of the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 1:53 am

It’s A Busy Spring Pattern

Good Tuesday, everybody. It’s a damp and windy start to the day for the Commonwealth as a weak system moves through. This is all part of a busy spring pattern that will throw systems our way about every couple of days. This looks to hold true for much of March, as the overall setup continues to be skewed milder and wetter than normal.

The showers and storms out there today will be more prominent through the first half of the day, with some better weather blowing in late afternoon into the evening. Winds are gusty and could reach 40mph early on. Afternoon temps range from the upper 50s to low 60s throughout the state.

Here are your Tuesday rain tracking toys…

radars…

Wednesday is another mild and breezy day with temps back into the 60s. There’s still a slight risk for a shower or storm going up.

The storm threat increases by Thursday as a more potent storm system works in here. Temps can spike close to 70 ahead of this as southwesterly winds crank. There is the threat for strong storms going up into the afternoon and evening.

Another system brings rain and storms this weekend with another following that up early next week.

As I’ve mentioned, this active pattern looks to continue for the foreseeable future and looks to encompass a lot of real estate…

Strong to severe storms and a lot of rain will be possible in this setup. I’ve been showing the various ensembles and now the operational models are catching on…

I will have another update later today. Until then, make it a good one and take care.

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