Good Thursday evening. We are still picking up the pieces and totalling up the losses from the Wednesday severe weather outbreak. The last thing we need is more severe storms, but that is exactly what we have coming on Friday. This has the potential to become a widespread, significant severe weather outbreak for most of Kentucky.
The Storm Prediction Center has a moderate risk out for much of the commonwealth…
Some quick thoughts on how this may play out:
- A warm front lifts northward across the state tonight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will then develop near this front. Some of these may be strong or severe… especially in the west and far south.
- Unstable and moist air surges in during the day Friday and this will set the stage for rounds of thunderstorms to fire up.
- The prime severe weather time will be during the afternoon and evening hours.
- Damaging winds and large hail are likely with any storm that cranks up.
- The atmosphere is also primed to give some of these storms a little bit of spin. That means we will really be watching the tornado threat with these. The potential for long-lived, violent tornadoes is with us during this time.
Please stay turned to later forecasts to see exactly how all this plays out. The blog will operate in severe weather mode tomorrow and will be your one stop shop for severe weather coverage. I will be in between tv jobs tomorrow so I can devote all my attention to the blogs and twitter.
Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.