Good Friday, everyone. The month of June is here and is starting out on a very familiar theme with scattered storms and steamy temps hanging around. That action continues into the weekend, but the pattern looks to change up as we head into next week. This is when cooler air settles into our part of the world.
Before we look ahead, let’s take a quick look back at a weird May. Many cites finished up with the hottest May on record. The same will likely be said for the state as a whole once the final numbers are completed in the next few weeks. It was also one of the wettest Mays on record for several cities.
Here’s an amazing stat for Lexington. Since 2012, we have had the hottest February (and 2nd hottest), the hottest March, the hottest April, and the Hottest May on record.
Meteorological Spring was about as wild as you are ever going to see it. Some highlights:
- Record snows fell in March and April.
- March and April were both much colder than normal and among the coldest on record.
- May featured historic warmth and is the warmest May ever recorded.
- The severe weather season was nearly non-existent. We only had a handful of days from March through May featuring actual severe weather watches.
All of that follows a record cold stretch in January, with frequent snows, and a record warm and wet February that featured more severe weather than May.
Ok… Let’s talk about where we go from here.
Scattered showers and storms will be noted across the region today and a few could be strong early on. That said, we shouldn’t be dealing with the severity of the storms from Thursday. The overall threat from the Storm Prediction Center isn’t that great…
Saturday should see a dip in the storm action early in the day, but more storms may develop later in the day. Those storms may bring the severe weather threat back into parts of western and central Kentucky through Saturday night. Here’s the Saturday Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…
Those storms rumble through quickly on Sunday morning, with much cooler and better air coming in behind this as a noreaster looking system develops…
The setup for later next week into the following week may be one that sends storm clusters our way from the northwest.
Speaking of storm clusters, I have you all set to do some tracking…
Make it a good one and take care.