Election Day Storms

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s Election Day in Kentucky and there’s a storm brewing. No, it has nothing to do with voting, but it does have everything to do with the skies above. Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to rumble across the region.

The greatest concentration of storms will be across the central and eastern parts of the state. Just like the past week or so, there is a small threat for strong to locally severe storms…

Heavy rains may also fire up a few local high water issues before the day is finished.

Wednesday’s weather looks better as our front moves east. This brings a more pleasant brand of air for Wednesday and Thursday. Humidity levels and temps come down, with skies looking mainly bright.

Another system approaches the region from the northwest by the Memorial Day weekend. That will bring an increase in showers and storms, as we watch the Gulf of Mexico. That’s where something tropical is likely to develop and it may directly or indirectly influence our weather.

Watch how the models are very stormy and unsettled all the way through next week…

Canadian

GFS

The ICON Model doesn’t go out quite as far, but you get the same general theme with the potential tropical system and the ensuing storminess…

This amazingly wet year just keeps on keeping on!

Let’s get back to this Tuesday and do a little Election Day storm tracking…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a good one and take care.


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8 Responses to Election Day Storms

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. Rainfall in my county of Taylor has been next to none. Just threatening skies and very warm temperatures. I hope those in the agricultural and landscaping business had received adequate moisture for their crops. Maybe one of those tropical systems out of the Gulf will bring some widespread rainfall for those who have miss out on the rainfall. In the meantime, enjoy the lower dew points and sunny skies the next couple of days. Have a great day everyone.

  2. Mike S says:

    Hard to believe it has been 7 years on this date since Joplin, MO tornado that killed 158 and injured over 1,000

    • Coffeelady says:

      Wow! Has it been that long? Doesn’t seem like it.

    • Schroeder says:

      Mike, I just got done reading about the tornado in Joplin, Mo. The destruction I saw in the article made me very sad along with the loss of life. Question for you Mike : why did scientist change the strength from F5 to EF5 ?

    • TennMark says:

      It was hard to grasp such a large toll in this day and age.

      One has to go way way back to 1947 to find one twister that killed more than Joplin….but this tornado struck several communities in Texas and Oklahoma, not just one town. In 1936, one tornado left over 200 dead in Tupelo MS (a very young Elvis Presley narrowly escaped that storm) then the very next day a single tornado left over 200 fatalities in Gainesville Georgia.

      BTW Schroeder, the United States switched from the Fujita scale to the Enhanced Fujita scale in 2005. The Joplin tornado was initially an EF4 (not F4) and later raised to EF5. It’s not all that unusual to later raise (or even lower) a rating. The March 2 2012 Crittenden KY tornado was initially an EF3 but when investigators later visited the destruction first hand and noted the relatively good anchoring used in homes that were still leveled down to the foundations, the tornado was raised to EF4.

      Hope this helps.

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. The next couple of days sound really nice. We’ve been lucky on the rain front. We’ve had some decent showers but not been inundated with too much. Just want to get one more yard finished mowing and then it can rain. I know that’s not your call but one can hope! Enjoy the afternoon everyone.

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