Daily Archives: April 10, 2020

Time posted: 7:35 pm

Easter Sunday Severe Threat

Good evening, folks. I wanted to drop by for an update on the potential for severe weather threat for Easter Sunday into Sunday night. It’s a threat that looks to increase as a powerful storm rolls into the Ohio Valley.

Before we get to that, remember to cover the tender plants and vegetation tonight. Frost and freezing conditions are likely for most of the region.

The Storm Prediction Center has the Easter Sunday Slight Risk for much of the state…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible. The greatest threat for severe weather is late afternoon into Sunday night. In addition to the threat for severe storms, flooding rains will be possible in some areas. The exact location of the flooding risk depends on how our line of severe storms behaves and where it sets up.

This is a major storm system that will produce an Easter snowstorm behind it and a major severe weather event ahead of it. The SPC shows just how expansive the risk is…

The models are spitting out the potential for MAJOR winds across Kentucky from this setup. The EURO is off the charts…

The NAM isn’t that high, but isn’t that far behind…

So, our severe weather threat is something to really keep a super close eye on through the weekend. That’s exactly what I will be doing with my updates. See you guys later tonight!

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:14 am

Easter Sunday Looking Active

Good Friday, everyone. We have a very chilly day on tap for the region, with the potential for frost and freezing conditions tonight and early Saturday. That said, the focus of the forecast is on the increasing potential for a very busy weather day for Easter.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Temps are only in the upper 40s to low 50s on a gusty northwest wind. A mix of sun and clouds will also show up. There’s even a small threat for an instability shower in the north and east.

Frost and freezing conditions are possible tonight and Saturday morning. Temps will drop into the upper 20s and low 30s. Readers of the blog have known this was coming for more than a week now, so it’s not a surprise.

The Easter Sunday system continues to look pretty impressive as we get closer. A potent low pressure will be riding up the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley Sunday into Sunday night. The farther west track of this low may put Kentucky in the warm sector for a bit. If that’s the case, severe thunderstorms will be possible…

This system may bring high winds to parts of the state. Check out the highest wind gust forecasts…

EURO

NAM

In addition to the severe threat and high wind potential, flooding issues may develop. The models are really spitting out some big rain numbers for Easter…

Beyond that for next week, it continues to look nasty with cold and perhaps some flakes showing up…

Have a good one and take care.

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