Good Wednesday everyone and thanks for making KWC your online weather home. The blog is having some issues of late and I’m trying to get those corrected. It appears to only be affecting those who use Internet Explorer. Hang with me. The weather has been a little wild lately with a heat wave and flooding rains for some. Things may just be getting started as we flip the calendar from May to June.
Today looks to be a good day for the bluegrass state. Partly sunny skies will boost temps into the 80-85 degree range for many.
The craziness gets started Thursday as a stout area of low pressure takes shape across the Mississippi River Valley. This low will then work into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes on Friday. The setup with this system looks like something you would see in early Spring instead of the first day of meteorological Summer.
Temps on either side of this front may vary by as much as 30 degrees and this may help spawn a nasty outbreak of severe weather late Thursday into early Friday. Take a look at the storm on the GFS…
This one continues to get my severe weather attention and is something I will have more updates on over the next few days.
The air behind this system is chilly for this time of year. Look at the numbers from the NAM for Friday afternoon…
How about the first afternoon of June with temps in the upper 50s and low 60s. That’s crazy, but may not be the craziest part about the opening to Summer. Readings by Saturday morning may make a run toward 40 degrees if we can clear the skies out. That would put many areas into record low territory.
I keep saying it… extreme is the new normal.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.