Monthly Archives: April 2020

Time posted: 2:10 am

Another Active Front This Week

Good Monday, everyone. It’s the week we say goodbye to April and hello to May. As you know, April has been a pretty active and ugly month with a few severe weather events, above normal rains and below normal temps. I guess it’s appropriate we have the potential for severe storms, rain and below normal temps before the month is over.

Let’s begin with a little good news and that’s the weather out there today. Skies become partly sunny with temps reaching the 60s across the entire state. Even warmer air moves in for Tuesday and it could be introduced by a couple of thunderstorms. Temps reach the 70s on a strong southwesterly wind.

Those winds are along and ahead of a strong cold front sweeping in here Tuesday night and Wednesday. The potential for strong to severe storms will be possible along and ahead of this…

Here’s where the Storm Prediction Center is highlighting for possible severe weather Tuesday…

Here’s the Wednesday Severe Weather Outlook…

Temps will come way down behind this system as an upper low spins right on top of us. That allows for showers to linger into Thursday, the final day of April, with temps only in the low 50s for some.

As May begins on Friday, the sun returns and temps make a big jump. That sets the stage for a surge of warm air this weekend into early next week. This looks to be accompanied by a pattern that can include multiple waves of thunderstorms, some of which could be severe…

Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:45 am

Some Ugly Weather Today

Good Sunday, everyone. It’s a tale of two Kentucky’s today. The western half of the state has some really nice spring weather by late today, but it’s another storm across the eastern half. That’s where we have some ugly weather with chilly temps and gusty showers into the evening.

With better weather on the way for the start of the new week, I wanted to also take a look at the long range for May. I will get to that in a bit.

Let’s begin with what’s cracking out there today. As mentioned, showers in the west wind down, but areas of central and eastern Kentucky will continue with gusty showers through the evening…

Temps in this region may not get out of the 40s. Where the sun comes out across the western half of the Commonwealth, temps should reach the 60s.

Everyone will get in on the 60s for Monday as we enjoy a mix of sun and clouds. There’s a slight storm chance Monday night into early Tuesday as much warmer air surges in here. That boosts out Tuesday temps deep into the 70s.

Strong storms are possible Tuesday night into early Wednesday as another potent system moves in. This looks to slow down right on top of us and keep some ugly and cool weather into Thursday…

Temps will rebound from that by Friday into next weekend and I wouldn’t be surprised to see us take a shot at 80 in the first week of May. Unfortunately, this looks like a very stormy week and there’s a decent severe signal showing up from this far out.

As we continue to look farther down the weather road, we find the European Weeklies now going out through the first week of June. The model has our average temperature from now through June 7th being normal to a touch below…

That same time period also looks very wet and stormy with well above normal rainfall…

That really doesn’t come as a big shock, but it could signal a very busy severe weather month for May. It’s the traditional peak of our severe weather season, so that’s something to keep in mind. There’s also some indication of some early season tropical action trying to develop.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:54 am

Heavy Rain and Strong Storms Return

Good Saturday, everyone. As expected, our break in the rain didn’t last long as the drops are back in the bluegrass state. Heavy rain and a few thunderstorms are rumbling across the state today, with some nasty showing up for our Sunday.

Rain and storms overspread the region today as low pressure works right on top of the state. Heavy rain will be possible, with local 1″-2″ amounts showing up through Sunday. There’s also a low-end risk for a few strong storms across the south and southeast.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Wraparound showers are going to hang tough on Sunday across central and eastern Kentucky. This is going to absolutely crush the temps with many areas potentially staying in the 40s. Farther west, clearing skies allow the numbers to reach the 60s…

Monday looks to start with a possible frost and reading in the 30s, but has a strong finish with highs in the 60s and sunny.

Tuesday looks to be very nice with temps spiking into the 70s..

That comes on a strong southwesterly wind flow ahead of another strong storm system. This could bring strong to severe storms in here Tuesday night and Wednesday, with cooler air moving in behind this…

Temps rebound quickly behind that by Friday into next weekend. That’s the beginning of May and the first full week of May is already sending out a signal for some big thunderstorm risks around here.

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

Make it a great day and take care.

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