Good Wednesday everyone and thanks for dropping by the blog. We have been waiting and waiting for warm temps and we finally have them today. The warm air is also going to set us up for the potential for some strong or severe storms later today into tonight. This is the start of a rather active period of weather that carries us into the coming weekend.
A warm front continues to work northeastward across the Ohio Valley today and this will introduce us to some much warmer air. Readings will hit the 70s across the entire state. Our instability will also increase as a cold front slowly sinks closer from the northwest. Most of the day will be windy and warm with only a scattered storm threat. This evening into tonight looks to be the prime time to get some strong or severe storms to crank up to our northwest and work in here.
Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center…
A few thoughts about the rest of the forecast:
- Thursday will be another warm day with scattered thunderstorms possible.
- The cold front becomes stationary across the state on Friday and this may mean one heck of a temp spread from north to south. The GFS shows better than a 30 degree difference across Ky…
- Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible again Friday.
- A wave of low pressure works eastward along the front on Saturday. This should force some warmer air northward through the state. This may also spark some more showers and storms and some of those could be strong.
- Many of the models are showing a shot of chill moving in late weekend into early next week. We shall see.
I will have updates on our severe weather threat as needed and will send out rapid fire updates via twitter. Have a great Wednesday and take care.