A Few Strong To Severe Storms Possible

Good Saturday, everyone. We have a potent cold front rolling across the bluegrass state and that’s likely to bring strong to severe storms to parts of the state. Once this storm goes through, temps crash enough for a few snowflakes to show up by late tonight.

Scattered showers and storms will be around early today, but periods of sunshine will be noted, boosting temps toward the low 70s in central and eastern parts of the state. This will allow for enough instability to fire up a line of potentially strong to severe storms. That line should race from west to east as we get into the afternoon and evening.

Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outbreak from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds will be the main threat, with large hail following that up. Locally heavy rains will also be noted and some areas could pick up better than an inch of rain.

Winds will be very gusty as temps crash behind the front. Readings reach the upper 20s by Sunday morning, with a period of mixed rain and snow possible for a few hours very early Sunday. A northwest wind may also squeeze out a few early day flakes in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Sunshine takes over by the afternoon as temps stay in the chilly 40s.

Temps will be a little chillier than normal through the first half of the week, with temps back toward 70 by the second half of the week. That’s also when the next threat for showers and storms shows up, especially on Friday.

I have you all set to track today’s strong to severe storms threat…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.


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5 Responses to A Few Strong To Severe Storms Possible

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, I’ll keep my eyes to the sky for later this afternoon as there is a possibility for a few isolated TORNADOES in my county in central Kentucky. PEACHES and STRAWBERRIES may be in jeopardy with an early APRIL FREEZE in the forecast, especially in our southern counties. NOT GOOD ! after a very disappointing WINTER.

  2. Virgil E says:

    Look for Alabama, Mississippi storms to steal the moisture and energy needed to have severe storms around here.

  3. Andy Rose says:

    Right on the verge of 80 degrees today

  4. Debbie says:

    THAT was a FRONT! Temp in Bardstown has gone from 58° down to 37° in less than 50 minutes!

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