Monthly Archives: May 2020

Time posted: 1:48 am

Stormy Setup Before A Big Cool Blast

Good Wednesday to one and all. It’s another steamy and stormy day across Kentucky as our rounds of showers and storms continue. This setup will lead us through the end of the week and may produce a few strong storms and local flash flooding issues. Once into the weekend, things take a turn toward awesome as cool air returns.

Today is the same as the past few days. Rounds of storms go up with a few strong ones possible. With the amount of tropical moisture in the air, we are likely to see torrential rains that can lead to high water issues.

Both of those threats will increase for Thursday and Friday as our front gets closer. The Storm Prediction Center has a low-end risk for severe storms on Thursday…

Once the cold front clears the region Friday night, cool air surges in to end May and begin June. We have covered this potential for almost two weeks now and it looks to pan out again.

Highs from Saturday through Tuesday are generally in the low and mid 70s. A few spots may be closer to the 70 degree mark and that comes with low humidity and mainly sunny skies. Wow!

Lows may flirt with a few record lows…




Temps will rebound to normal or a little above normal by the end of next week. It’s by this time we may have to watch for something developing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recent runs of the GFS have been showing this well…

Here are your mid-week storm tracking toys…

Have a great day and take care.


Time posted: 1:35 am

Rounds Of Storms Roll On

Good Tuesday, folks. As our late May run of early summer temps continues, the threat for booming thunderstorms rolls on. These storms are still bringing a flash flood threat to the region and a few storms could briefly go severe. Once into the weekend, cooler changes settle in as we get set to flip the calendar to June.

Let’s begin with today and roll ahead. We are dealing with another very warm and humid day, leading to additional rounds of storms. Just like the past several days, any storm that goes up can be briefly severe and put down enough rain to cause flash flooding.

This is a trend that continues through the end of the week. That’s when a cold front marches in by late Friday and Saturday. This could touch off greater coverage of strong storms and torrential rains.

Here’s the setup between now and the front arriving…

The air behind this turns amazing as we close May and say hello to June. Highs from Sunday through, at least Monday, will likely be in the low and middle 70s. Lows may flirt with records…

Sunday Morning

Monday Morning

That will be a below normal temp pattern that likely flips back to warm by the middle of next week. Maybe this is the trend we are seeing for early summer… Back and forth temps.

I leave you with your Tuesday storm trackers…

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

Memorial Day Look Ahead

Good Monday, everyone. On this Memorial Day, we pause to pay respect to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. To those who have served and are actively serving, we also say a big thank you for your service.

Today also marks the unofficial kickoff to summer and it’s certainly feeling the part. We continue to deal with very warm and humid conditions. With temps deep into the 80s and that high humidity, the heat index will feel like 90 or a little better at times.

We are also tracking a scattering of showers and storms, some of which may be a little strong. Any boomer that goes up can also put down quite a bit of rain in a short amount of time. Here are your Memorial Day storm trackers…

The pattern from Tuesday through the end of the remains pretty much the same before a cold front changes that to end May and kickoff June. Just like the past few days, any storm may be on the strong side and put down lots of rain. There could be an increase in the severe threat ahead of our cold front…

That front continues to have cooler air behind it as we flip the calendar to the start of summer. The Euro is now seeing the cooler than normal temps…

The Euro lows for the first two mornings of June are into the 40s…

Have a great holiday and take care.