Storms On The Increase

Good Thursday, everyone. Thunderstorms will begin to increase today as we track a couple of cold fronts toward the region. The first front arrives later Friday, with another entering the picture by late Sunday. In tandem, these two will knock our temps back down, with a few below normal days likely. Are you shocked this summer? Didn’t think so.

Today’s storms will crank later this afternoon and evening and a few could be strong. The best chance for stronger storms will be across the northern half of the state…

Temps will still be toasty outside the storms, as upper 80s and low 90s rule the day. Humidity levels will be off the charts, with a heat index from 95-100 at times.

The best threat for strong to severe storms comes Friday as our cold front drops in from the northwest. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center…

Temps will only be in the low and middle 80s for highs as winds gust up.

Saturday looks awesome with lower humidity and temps generally in the 80-85 degree range for many.

Our next front arrives later Sunday with a line of storms that takes us into early Monday morning…

MUCH cooler air is likely to sweep in behind that for early next week. Here are the forecast temp anomalies from Friday through Tuesday…



Make it a great day and take are.

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16 Responses to Storms On The Increase

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, Second 90 degree day yesterday in my county so far this summer, but there was a nice good breeze to take off the edge. I stayed in anyway, because I can’t take the heat. On your blog this morning, it seems that all the active weather is moving on the north and northeastern edge of an upper level high pressure system that is currently over Kentucky. On the edge of the high, the warm air is rising and under the high, the air is compressing down, kind of like an old fashioned bicycle pump. Scattered showers can develop within the high, because pockets of cold air aloft may allow the warm air to rise to form clouds and showers for a lucky few, who are looking for relief from the heat. In your weather discussion this morning, I see that the high is going to weaken and move west, which will allow cooler air to move in just in time for the weekend. I just hope we get some showers before the dew point drops. Have a great day everyone.

  2. Prelude says:


  3. Schroeder says:

    Here’s some information that might cool you off on this hot day. The record snowfall in a 24 hour period in the state of Kentucky was on March 3rd, 1942 in Simers, Ky. where they recorded 26 inches. I remember back in 2015 in my back yard, there was 28 inches on the ground, but I can’t remember how long that storm lasted. The storm was in February if memory serves.

    • Mike S says:

      Interesting you mentioned that as I was working on my next blog post about state extremes, especially about Kentucky’s hottest temperature day on July 28th in Greensburg at 114 degrees. Information is easy to obtain, made public for anyone interested in each state’s weather extremes. I saw one reference to the heaviest hail stone and greatest diameter hail size occurred in Vivian, SD with a diameter of 8″ and weighed 1.938 lbs on July 23, 2010. Imagine that stone falling on you at terminal velocity.

      • MarkLex says:

        how does KY get an all time high of 114, while FL and GA get an all time high of 109 and 112. How does that even happen?

        • TennMark says:

          Florida’s relatively cool record highs may be due to the moderating influence of the Atlantic and Gulf waters. I understand one of the Miami wx stations that has been around a long long time (perhaps the Miami International Airport but I don’t recall) has never gone higher that 98 degrees.

          Georgia seems more of a puzzle. To be sure, much of the northern part of the state is relatively high in elevation (parts of Atlanta are near 1,000 ft) so they don’t hit 100 degrees all that often. But areas like Columbus are only about 200 ft in elevation and seemingly far enough from water to get really hot yet Columbus has “only” hit 106. Perhaps dewpoints in Columbus, Macon, Augusta, etc, don’t drop low enough often enough during the summer for very high temperatures?

          If I had to guess, Greenburg KY’s 114 degrees came with low dewpoints.

  4. laura says:

    No need for rude post, just because someone gives their opinion on the weather. Keep posting Schroeder and just look over some people.

    • Bobt says:

      This can be a pretty angry board at times. As long as someone is not being directly rude to CB, then I see no reason to try and run off people discussing weather. If CB has a problem with someone’s thoughts posted on the board let him handle it. Some pretty good input has been ran away due to comments like those above.

  5. Schroeder says:

    I contacted, Chris Bailey on June 19th, 2017 about the rant that personally attack my character on June 14th, 2017. I’am getting tired of being humiliated every time I post on this forum. I asked Chris to give me a reply, as to why he allows this bulling to continue. To this date he has not replied. I thought about calling the station, but did not want to go that far. I could, quit commenting on this forum, but I enjoy talking about the weather.

    • Andy Rose says:

      Don’t worry about the trolls. Some folks didn’t get enough of the right kind of attention growing up and that’s OK. It takes all kinds to make the world go round. There is nothing wrong with your comments.

      • Jeff Hamlin says:


      • TennMark says:

        While Schroeder has posted many good comments, I and others also feel Schroeder has sometimes reacted to being shown of his occasional weather ignorance by him doubling down even more. Chris Bailey himself openly warned Schroeder back in April:

        Still, no need for the snarky comments against Schroeder. While I don’t want to put words in CB’s mouth, I think it’s telling (and good, at least so far) that Chris has allowed Schroeder to stay since CB putting his foot down a few months ago.

  6. Schroeder says:

    What weather ignorance, and when was this? I really didn’t appreciate you posting that link where Chris Bailey is unprofessionally making a negative comment about my post.

    • Ralph says:

      You have always tried to “one up” all of his information he has given out. It’s very unprofessional and annoying.

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