Monthly Archives: April 2020

Time posted: 1:23 am

Ugly Weather Wraps Up April

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s been a wetter than normal and cooler than normal month, so it’s fitting for April to end with chilly showers. As we flip the calendar to May, our temps get set to soar this weekend. That’s the good news. The bad news is… it won’t last for long.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Winds are very gusty from the northwest and may reach 30mph at times as temps range from the upper 40s to middle 50s. Numerous showers will be around for many, especially central and eastern Kentucky…

It’s not the perfect setup, but I’m wondering if we can get a cold air funnel out of this? Hmm

Clouds will slowly break up from west to east on Friday and there could even be a leftover shower early. The high temps for Friday are up a bit on the Euro…

What would have been Kentucky Derby Saturday looks awesome with plenty of sun and temps that are very warm…

Sunday could be even warmer with the potential for 80-85 degree temps showing up for a little more of the state…

That will be on a gusty southwest wind ahead of our next system working in here late Sunday into Sunday night. This could bring a line of strong storms to town…

Temps rebound behind that, but the next system quickly zips in by the middle of the week. That one may bring more ugly our way later next week…

The pattern continues to be skewed colder than normal into the middle of May and could set us up for a late season frost threat at some point. The GFS Ensembles are skewed way colder than normal…

There are really only two weather patterns that upset me… Cold in the spring and warm around Christmas. Guess I’ve been upset a lot lately, huh? 🙂

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:59 am

Storms and Gusty Winds Today

Good Wednesday, everyone We have a potent cold front working across the state today and it’s bringing active weather with it. Strong storms and gusty winds are sweeping across the state as a shot of ugly looms for the final day of April.

Once into early May, temps take off, but that doesn’t mean we are done with the spring chill just yet. I will get to that in a bit.

Today’s storms initially weaken early today as they move east, but look to refire along and ahead of the front. That means central and, especially, eastern Kentucky run the risk for strong storms. Can we get a few severe storms out of this? I think it’s possible.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

With or without storms, winds may reach 40mph at times today.

Once the front blows through here, an upper level system spins right on top of us for Thursday. That keeps the showers going across central and eastern Kentucky. It also keeps us very chilly, once again.

As a matter of fact, this system may linger into Friday. Low clouds and spotty showers may show up across the eastern half of the state to begin May. That would keep temps way down if it happens…

The numbers jump into the 70s for Saturday and Sunday, with a shot at 80. Our next system moves in quickly late Sunday into early Monday with showers and the potential for strong storms…

Another storm system moves in by the middle of next week. This unleashes another round of well below normal temps…

This can produce a frost threat into the middle of May. Slow that roll, green thumbs.

I leave you with your Wednesday rain and storm tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:10 am

Another Big System Rolls Our Way

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a pretty mild day taking shape, but it’s full steam ahead toward another big storm system heading our way. This moves in here with high winds, heavy rain and the potential for strong storms on Wednesday. This continues to be part of a super-active setup with some big temp swings into May.

A shower or storm is possible early today as warmer winds blow from the southwest. Those winds are going to be a player through Wednesday ahead of our approaching storm system. This will bring the potential for a few strong to severe storms across the west today. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As our system moves east into Wednesday, this line weakens early then tries to fire back up across the eastern half of the state. Here’s what the SPC has for tomorrow…

Winds are going to be gusty over the next few days and could top 40mph at times. If our line of storms does in fact increase again across central and eastern Kentucky Wednesday, those gusts could be much higher. That’s certainly something the Euro is seeing…

This storm system really cranks as it heads into the Great Lakes, but it also slows down as an upper low dives in behind it. That should make for some ugly on Thursday…

With showers and a northwest wind, highs on Thursday may not get out of the 40s again across the east…

As May arrives Friday, our temps take off and push 70. What would have been Kentucky Derby Saturday looks awesome with highs flirting with 80 degrees.

The next system then arrives with the potential for strong to severe storms late Sunday and Monday…

Another system follows that up by the middle of next week and should be able to produce another big storm risk. It may also unleash more colder than normal air into the region. This is ugly into the middle of the month…

That’s WAY below normal. Folks, don’t do any planting just yet!

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Make it a great day and take care.

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