A Slow-Moving Storm System Moves In

Good Thursday, everyone. Kentucky Derby weekend is just about here and the weather is looking pretty darn nasty across the region. The ugly gets started today with showers and thunderstorms on the increase, courtesy of a big storm system.

This system is going to be a slow-mover that taps a lot of wind and, eventually, chilly temps. It may also unleash some frost behind it.

Let’s talk about today’s action before Derby Weekend.

Showers and storms will increase from west to east with gusty winds and heavy rains. The farther east you live, the better the chance at mainly dry weather until the evening. Farther west, watch for local high water issues in a few spots.

As our storm system passes through here on Friday, temps drop as winds become northwesterly. We will also see bands of showers developing. These showers will have some breaks in between then, but keep the umbrellas handy. Then on Kentucky Derby Saturday, another system dives in with a cold pool of air aloft…

Systems like the one on Saturday can sometimes spit out small soft hail or sleet. You will typically see those more in fall than May, but whatever. I’m hopeful we can turn the showers off before the Run For The Roses.

A frost threat will follow all this up for Sunday and Monday mornings…

Temps will recover closer to normal by the middle of next week, but another big upper level system sweeps in later next week…

That can bring more rain and storms, followed by another chilly blast.

Have a great day and take care.

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16 Responses to A Slow-Moving Storm System Moves In

  1. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Seems like we are always getting unusual weather these days. But, this is one old adage that may come true. Always heard my mom and grandparents say if it thundered in February, it would frost in May. You are, at least, talking about the possibility. Would not surprise me to see it or to hear that it did. I know we have all the technology in the world, but, the older I get, the more some of the old sayings and adages seem to be right on. Well that’s my soapbox for the day. Thanks for listening. Have a great Friday Eve everyone!

  2. LD says:

    Another day where Accuweather radar and the real world don’t meet.
    I swear that thing has to get all the way to yellow before rain actually falls to the ground in Berea.

    My grandmother also had an old adage, “talking about old adages makes EMS guys really grumpy”. Be nice Hamlin 😉

    In honor of today…


  3. Prelude says:

    Thunder in February has nothing to do with a frost in May. Zip, zero,zilch,nadda.

  4. Virgil says:

    You know my mom had an adage too. She said if you aint got nothing nice to say, dont say it at all.

  5. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I just find no peer-reviewed evidence to make any of the old-wives folklore accurate. That and the Farmers Almanac is drivel.

    • MarkLex says:

      Well, actually the SAME THING can be said about the weather models.

      • Prelude says:

        Wrong!!!! Weather models are tools that are used by train certified mets,sometimes the models are wrong but in general they give a general idea on what’s going to occur. The groundhog the berry trees and the other 100 weather folklore sayings are not used by meteorologist to help come up with a accurate forecast. Why??? Because there’s just no science or any concrete evidence behind weather folklore. Its cute and comical but that’s where it ends.

  6. Mike S says:

    Can’t do much outside today…I’m going to get a pot of chili started and watch Tornado Talk episode 2 remembering the tornado that wiped out an entire town in Kansas on this date in 2007…

  7. winter lover says:

    Sorry non-believers to the folklore theory there’s is evidence of such thing. You just gotta know the nature works.

  8. Todd says:

    My grandfather could look up at the clouds and predict weather more accurate than all mets of today and there technology, FACT

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