Storms Rolling Into The Bluegrass State

Good Tuesday, folks. Our steamy days are about to turn into stormy days as we slip into a very active pattern. This pattern will feature rounds of showers and storms this week, with the potential to get a little Gulf of Mexico tropical moisture into the mix.

Highs today will be a little cooler than the past few days, but the muggy factor is on the increase. Afternoon showers and storms will increase, with the potential for a line of storms to drop in from the north late today. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

I will have your tracking tools in a bit.

Rounds of showers and storms will continue to come at us for the rest of the week and those may have a tropical influence. We continue to watch a system down in the Gulf…

Watch how the GFS keeps the rounds of storms coming at us…

Locally heavy rains are possible, with some ‘cloudbursts’ possible. It’s not going to rain all the time, though, and it may not rain every day at your house, but you get the idea.

My concern is that this wet pattern is locking in for the early part of summer, at least. Look at the super wet setup on the European Ensembles for the next 6 weeks…

That’s a lot of rain and should make it difficult to get sustained heat.

Let’s get back to the storm threat out there today. I have you guys all set to do a little Tuesday storm tracking…


Make it a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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5 Responses to Storms Rolling Into The Bluegrass State

  1. MarkLex says:

    Is a ‘cloudburst’ really a thing? Or is it just a heavy part of a thunderstorm cell? I’ve always heard that term, but I wonder if it’s just the same thing as being under the most intense part of a shower or thunderstorm?

    • Team W700 says:

      Mark, there are things called downbursts and microbursts. When the downdraft in a thunderstorm is abnormally high, these can sometimes be created causing localized damaging winds and heavy rain.

    • Schroeder says:

      A cloud burst occurs when ascending warm air meeting colder air aloft suddenly collapses releasing all it’s energy resulting in very heavy rainfall over a small area of real estate. Rainfall may exceed 4.94 inches per hour.

      • Schroeder says:

        Thanks Chris for the update. Yesterday, the high temperature reached ninety one degrees in my backyard for the first time this season. I was not ready for this type of weather so early in the season. It is getting very dry, almost like late August weather. I’m hoping that the tropical system moves further west and north bringing the state a good soaking rain. Have a great day everyone.

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. It sounds like we are having Florida weather here in Kentucky for sure. Looks like we are in for it for a while. I really hope this doesn’t set in and keep us wet and cool all summer. Right now, it just seems like its going to be humid. Ah well, here we go. Weather is always interesting here in Kentucky. Yestserday, I heard someone on the radio say we were in a “pre summer heat wave.” I honestly didn’t know that 4 hot days were considered a heat wave. Shows what I know I guess. Well, have a great day everyone.

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