Strong To Severe Storms Possible

Good Friday to one and all. We’re wrapping up a stormy week with…. More storms. A strong cold front drops in here from the northwest, bringing a line of strong to severe storms into the region. This front will then bring much better weather for the weekend, but another stormy setup is lurking for next week.

Sunshine is likely ahead of the front, leading to an increase in instability. Showers and storms will then develop to our northwest later today and drop into the state through the evening. Damaging winds will also be possible with these storms.

Track away…

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

These storms will also put down torrential rains and that may cause some additional high water issues.

Better air moves in this weekend with upper 70s and low 80s for highs. I can’t rule out a storm in the south early Saturday, then in the north by Sunday evening.

The setup next week will feature heat building in the plains with a huge pool of chill into southern Canada and the Great Lakes. This will put us in the line of fire for clusters of storms diving in from the northwest…

Strong storms and heavy rains will all be possible.

Have a great Friday and take care.

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7 Responses to Strong To Severe Storms Possible

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, This past week, I have been absent in my comments. I have actually been studying the tropics, and other meteorological events. I like to take this time to commend you on your weather forecasting this past week. You, did an excellent job with bringing to our attention on the stationary front over our area of the Ohio River valley. A heavy amount of rain over a wide spread area of the state is just what you said, well before the holiday weekend, great job! On another matter, when I first started commenting on your weather blog, I came across as a negative know it all and I apologize for this and want to put that behind us and go forward in a positive way. Have a great day Chris.

  2. Andy Rose says:

    1.94 inches of rain this week for my back yard and i didn’t even get the heaviest in my area.

  3. bgbecky says:

    Do you feel like a broken record, Chris?? lol

  4. Mike S says:

    It will be worth keeping an eye on the complex of storms that will approach our region later this afternoon. Already, SPC has put out a T’Storm Watch north of us with a 40% chance (or moderate) of not just winds meeting severe criteria, but destructive winds exceeding 70 mph.

    • Mike S says:

      Of course, there are no two storms that are alike, but the top analog I found that closely matches the one coming at us later this afternoon produced winds of 53 mph at Louisville and 66 mph at Lexington on July 27, 2012

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