Daily Archives: April 12, 2020

Time posted: 7:25 pm

Easter Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to roll across central and eastern Kentucky as we wait on the main low to move in overnight. This will bring a line of thunderstorms that could be strong or severe. It will also crank out some big winds into Monday.

The SPC continues with the severe weather risk across the region…

Some areas have already picked up more than 2″ of rain with the heaviest now targeting the eastern half of the state. To our southwest, another line of severe thunderstorms is developing and working to the northeast ahead of the low. This has a lot of wind energy with it and it won’t take much for the storms to tap into that.

High winds of 50mph or greater will be possible tonight and early Monday, with or without severe storms.

Temps drop on Monday as skies become partly sunny. This cold shot may also be accompanied by a weak wave of low pressure late Tuesday and Tuesday night. We run the risk for a period of light snow across parts of central and eastern Kentucky during this time. The NAM is in always overly excited for something like this…

I wouldn’t be betting on that one just yet.

The EURO is a little more realistic…

I leave you with your Sunday evening storm trackers…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:15 am

Easter Sunday Severe Storms Likely

Happy Easter, everyone! On this special holiday we find ourselves tracking the potential for severe thunderstorms late today into the wee hours of Monday. This action comes along and ahead of a potent low pressure rolling from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley.

Let’s start this off with the very latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Here’s a rough outline of how the day may play out:

  • Scattered showers and a few storms will be around this morning into early this afternoon.
  • As a warm front lifts northward, showers and storms will lift north-northeast with it this afternoon. A few of those could be strong or severe.
  • As the warm and moist air presses in from the southwest, we will be watching for a line of thunderstorms to develop across western Tennessee and western Kentucky by evening.
  • That line races east across the state with the potential to produce severe weather.
  • Additional strong or severe storms may try to fire up after that as our low zips through.
  • Storms will also produce torrential rains that can cause flash flooding issues in any one location across the state.
  • High winds are also a good bet, even without true severe storms. Wind gusts of 50mph or greater may cause issues from this evening into early Monday.

I will have another update later today, so check back. I leave you with your storm trackers…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a good one and take care.

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