Good Thursday to one and all. Our day is off and running on a nice note out there with some sunshine and pleasant temperatures. A strong storm system rolling into the Ohio Valley later today into Friday and will spawn a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms may become severe.
The prime time for severe weather looks to be later this afternoon into the evening. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible. The highest threat appears to be across central and western Kentucky during this time.
We may see the storms die out some later tonight and then refire across eastern Kentucky late Friday morning into early afternoon. Some of those storms could be strong or severe.
Here’s your dose of thunderstorm tracking toys…
Storm Prediction Center…
Friday is the first day of June and that marks the start of meteorological summer. Temps will certainly not feel anything close to summertime. Readings behind the front will drop into the upper 50s and low 60s and then only recover into the low and mid 60s for areas getting some sunshine.
Clearing skies Friday night may allow temps to drop to near record low levels in the low and mid 40s for many areas.
The pattern for next week will find a huge shot of cool air just to our northeast and a heat ridge building to our southwest. That may put us into a normal to slightly below normal temp regime with a few rounds of showers and storms.
I will have updates on today’s severe weather threat as needed. I will also be using twitter to send out some rapid fire updates. Follow me @kentuckyweather .
Have a great Thursday and take care.