Storms On The Increase

Good Friday, folks. Showers and thunderstorms are increasing across the region and some of these can cause a few issues. Strong storms and heavy rainfall numbers are possible through the weekend, with the greatest chance coming Sunday.

Today’s storms will be scattered, but can pack a decent punch. Small hail, high winds and torrential downpours will be possible where storms form. These will also be LOL storms.

Here are the tracking toys for the day…


Saturday’s storms will pack similar conditions across the entire region. It’s Sunday that continues to give the best signal for strong storms and heavy rains. Deep moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico will get drawn ahead of a cold front entering from the west.

This setup usually produces storms that are loaded with rain and lightning. We may see a cloudburst or two cause some flood issues…

The models all show areas of 2″+ of rain through the weekend. Here’s the Canadian…

The GFS…

Keep in mind, individual thunderstorms can drop a few inches of rain in no time flat!

The rain moves away for a much cooler Monday with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. The dry weather won’t last for long as another round of strong storms zips in late Tuesday into early Wednesday. That’s being pushed by a very ugly looking system upstairs…

We may see a day or two with highs in the 60s because of that. Ouch.

This setup continues to be one that is transient, with no one pattern becoming established for long. That means rain and storms will continue to be the norm right on through the rest of the month. The GFS is showing some 5″ rains over the next few weeks…

At this point, I’m wondering if this doesn’t just keep rolling on right on into summer.

Make it a great Friday and take care.


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18 Responses to Storms On The Increase

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I recall that June 2003 had some 50s for highs.

  2. MarkLex says:

    I think I remember spring through June 1998 (after the Feb 98 snow) lows got into the 40s in June and it wasn’t very warm at all IIRC.

    Anyway – 5 inches of rain over a few weeks. Is that considered wet? I mean, to me, when you spread out 5 inches of rain over a few weeks – doesn’t seem like a huge amount of rain.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, It was 87 degrees yesterday for the the high, with a lot of gusty warm winds. I believe, this is the warmest we had here so far. It is starting to get dry, so those showers and thunderstorms will be welcome. I just hope that weather systems keep moving and not lock up in the upper levels, as this would bring on a hot, dry summer. Looking forward to the much cooler weather next week. Have a great day everyone.

  4. kyjohn says:

    Is “LOL storm” a typo or a phrase I’m not familiar with?

  5. Catfan92 says:

    I hope it does last all summer. It’s already hot enough for me. Bring on the rain.

  6. Andy Rose says:

    I wish the rain was more widespread today. My tomatoes need it

    • David in Gtown says:

      Gotta agree.
      It got dry real quick in southern Scott County.
      Many chances forthcoming though, not worried.

  7. Mike S says:

    Tropical downpours…a couple of wind reports from Laurel/Pulaski counties, but the rainfall rates are most impressive; dew point at my house is in the 70-71 degree range near Louisville. Ick.

  8. Prelude says:

    SPC asleep???? Unreal, talk about dropping the ball!!

  9. winter lover says:

    Bring on summer and then it be fall my favorite time of year!!!

  10. Coffeelady says:

    I’m ready for warm temps and rain every 4-5 days, not cool temps and sunshine every 4/5 days! I love all the seasons. I just wish they would figure out when they should happen and then….do it! No spring to winter to summer and back to winter. Ah well, whatever comes, we will take it, and enjoy it, and go on. It’s the weekend! Happy Friday everyone! Thank you Chris, for all you do!

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