Severe Storms Threat Today

Good Tuesday, everyone. The big solar eclipse is in our rear view mirror and it’s full steam ahead toward a fall cold front. This front blows in late today and may bring a line of strong to severe storms with it. Behind the front will come a gorgeous push of September air.

A squall line of storms should develop this afternoon and race in from northwest to southeast. Damaging winds are the primary threat, but some large hail can’t be ruled out.

Here are the tracking tools for the day…

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Leftover showers and storms linger across the southeast early Wednesday as much cooler air filters in from the north. Temps should stay in the upper 70s and likely stay there all the way through the upcoming weekend. Lows drop deep into the 50s.

From there, the pattern skews cooler than normal, but we will watch the setup gets very active. We may see twin tropical systems spinning up, with one in the Gulf and another off the southeastern seaboard…

The models are showing the Gulf system becoming a hurricane that could threaten Texas or Louisiana…

Whether or not that would impact our weather is a long way from being known, but several models show that as a possibility.

Have a great day and take care.

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9 Responses to Severe Storms Threat Today

  1. Schroeder., says:

    Yesterday’s solar eclipse was my third, and the most pronounce. I watch most of the event on TV. I went out on my porch to see the contrast between the deep cobalt blue sky, and the shadows and how the light dance off the foliage that surrounds my home.

  2. Schroeder., says:

    In my opinion, I don’t think we will get much in the way of severe weather, either today or tonight. But the system to our north needs to be watched. We really could use some rain in my county. If a tropical system develops in the western Gulf of Mexico, it could follow the same path as Tropical Storm Cindy.

  3. Schroeder., says:

    Energy to our west is weakening, as the tropical disturbance is entering the Gulf of Mexico. Conditions are favorable for development.

  4. Schroeder., says:

    Here’s the water vapor loop. Weather systems show up real well on this map:

  5. MarkLex says:

    Just had gusty winds and heavy rain in northwest Lexington, yet not one bit of thunder or lightning.

  6. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Richmond getting pounded.

  7. winter lover says:

    Lot of lighting and thunder with heavy rain here in western ky. Something we have been lack of compare what other parts of the state has been getting.

  8. LD says:

    zero to 60 rain monsoon just hit Berea. Better not last long. Yikes.

  9. Chris Mercer says:

    The official NWS forecast has no highs above 80 in Lexington for the next seven days (from 23-29 August).
    I hope this means any type of hot and humid weather is over! Even if it comes back, it will be short-lived in September.

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