Daily Archives: May 2, 2020

Time posted: 1:59 am

Warm Temps Before Some Storms

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s the first Saturday of May and that usually means Kentucky Derby time in the bluegrass state. Obviously, the global pandemic has forced the Derby to be moved to September. From a weather standpoint, we are missing out on what would have been a near perfect day.

Temps today range from the low and mid 70s east, to the upper 70s and low 80s west. Skies will feature a mix of sun and clouds, but there’s a threat for a very early morning shower or storm.

The threat for showers and storms will increase for Sunday as a cold front drops in here from the northwest. Temps ahead of this can spike to 80 in the south, but the north will be cooler because the storms get there first…

Monday looks much better with highs ranging from 70-75 degrees.

Showers and storms increase from west to east Monday night and Tuesday as a fast-moving system works through here…

Temps come way down behind all this and will be solidly below normal for the end of the week. Another system them arrives around Friday and unleashes very cold air for next weekend. As a matter of fact, a recent run of the GFS actually shows a snow chance around here…

That’s the latest I can ever remember a computer model showing snow in Kentucky. That’s unlikely to happen, obviously, but it shows the magnitude of the colder than normal pattern. This colder than normal looks to continue through the middle of the month…

Record cold is possible during this time and we may have frost and freeze threats showing up.

Enjoy today and take care.

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