Good Monday everyone and welcome to a stormy start to the week. We have a line of showers and thunderstorms working quickly across the state today as a cold front slams in from the west. This is all part of a fairly wild temperature ride we have been on over the past few weeks and that ride shows no signs of letting up.
Let’s start with what’s going on today with our cold front. This front is producing a fairly weak line of showers and thunderstorms. This line will cross the state pretty quickly and I expect the storms to behave themselves. We will keep an eye on far eastern Kentucky for the possibility of a strong storm or two, but the timing on the front isn’t the best in the world for severe weather.
Here’s the regional radar…
Winds will be very gusty today and may approach 30-40mph at times. Temps will generally run in the upper 60s and low 70s for highs, but may be warmer in the east ahead of the front.
Cooler temps will work in for Tuesday with highs running in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. The roller coaster starts back up hill on Wednesday with highs warming toward 70 and then into the 70s for Thursday and Friday.
That brings us to the weekend and what is likely to be a major dip in the jet stream across the eastern half of the country. This dip may result in a big area of low pressure and cutoff upper low that would bring us some very chilly air into the first part of next week.
The European Model…
Have a wonderful Monday and take care.