Severe Weather Tracker

Good Thursday to one and all. We have another active weather day taking shape across the bluegrass state and surrounding states. The severe weather threat will increase from west to east as the day wears on, with the greatest threat this evening.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Strong to severe storms could be ongoing to start the day into the western part of the state
  • That line weakens some as it rolls eastward
  • Temps across the state may make a run into the upper 70s to around 80 degrees as a strong southwesterly wind flow kicks in. Gusts of 40mph will be possible.
  • The more sunshine we get tomorrow, the better the chance we see severe weather during the evening hours.
  • That’s when a line of strong to severe storms rolls from west to east.
  • Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats to watch for. A tornado or two will be possible in this type of setup.

I have you all set to track today’s action:

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-65 MP 92.4

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

I-64 @ I-264
I-64 @ I-264

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

Have a great day and take care.

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9 Responses to Severe Weather Tracker

  1. Schroeder says:

    Looks like systems are coming together for a severe weather event. I hope that this is a last in a series of storms for a while. On April 6th, there may be a pattern change to cooler, drier weather, lets hope. Have a safe day.

    • Coffeelady says:

      Glad to see you posting. I hope you and Chris are correct about the cooler drier weather next week, for a few days anyway.

  2. TennMark says:

    A bit of good news is that the Storm Prediction Center’s 2am Eastern / 1 am Central update removed the “Moderate” risk for severe wx today.

    Furthermore, the newest SPC update from literally minutes ago has lowered the tornado risk a bit. Still an Enhanced risk with a twister or two, but hail and damaging straight-line winds remain the chances with the highest chances.

    As Chris and Schroeder touched on, perhaps at least a brief break from the severe wx pattern roughly a week from now. Considering April is peak severe wx season for our part of the world, that of course would be welcomed. Indeed, April 3 (Monday) will mark the anniversary of the 1974 “Super Outbreak” of tornadoes. For snow fans, April 3 will also mark 30 years since the big 1987 snowstorm that buried parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, northern Alabama, even giving Birmingham their latest measurable snow on record (although Birmingham AL has had later trace snows)!

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. I do not look forward to severe weather. Don’t mind a good thunder storm, but I like keeping it below severe limits. As far as a break form severe weather, I am all for that! I think we are due a couple of ‘winters.’ Red buds have bloomed and dogwoods are getting buds on them. OF course, Easter is a couple of weeks away, and they are usually in bloom close to that. Anyway, here is hoping we get lucky on severe weather and it misses us. If not, well, then, we have Chris Bailey to listen to! Have a great Friday Eve everyone,

  4. Prelude says:

    I know most don’t like severe thunderstorms but that’s part of the game, unfortunately. It’s been very quiet the past few years gotta take the good with the bad.

  5. Mike S says:

    Could severe weather chances be dwindling, especially for us in Central KY?
    Instability not looking that impressive to me…LI’s in the -3 to -4 range out west, lots of low level cloud/moisture here.
    Still, the squall line is poised to push into western KY shortly. I would expect some warnings along this line, but not a widespread event.

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