Do Your Thing Spring!

Good Wednesday, everyone. Spring is really taking control of the pattern and this is bringing a big increase in temps for the coming days. This increase in the digits will be accompanied by some rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Sure sounds like spring in Kentucky to me! 🙂

Highs today are in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Enjoy.

Thursday finds temps making a run at the low 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will be gusty and some afternoon or evening showers and storms develop in the west and roll east. This action will become more widespread Thursday night and early Friday…

Showers and storms decrease from west to east on Friday as temps stay mild.

Saturday continues to look mainly dry with temps deep into the 70s across the region…

This warm weather is ahead of another system set to bring showers and storms our way for Sunday and Monday…

A few strong storms will be possible during this time as a weak front works across the region.

Another system looks to follow that up later next week as we may see a dip in temperatures for a bit.

This continues to be part of a very active weather pattern taking shape for the spring. I think this is another above normal spring in terms of rainfall numbers and should feature more severe weather than recent years.

You can see the heaviest rain targeting our region over the next 2 weeks…

Have a great day and take care.


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7 Responses to Do Your Thing Spring!

  1. TennMark says:

    Today is the anniversary of two big events…..the April 3 1987 snowstorm and the April 3 1974 “Super Outbreak” of tornadoes.

    https://www.weather.gov/jkl/198704_snowstorm

    While the above link is NWS Jackson KY, measurable snow fell at least as far south as Birmingham and Tuscaloosa AL. Trace snowfalls occurred even along the Gulf Coast which is incredible for April.

    I was only three years old in 1987 so too young to remember much. But Morristown TN (where I was living at the time) got buried according to my parents. While eastern areas of both TN and KY got very heavy snow, totals dropped further west. My now in-laws say Bowling Green KY barely got a coating but they have rarely seen snowflakes as huge as that day….in April at that.

  2. Schroeder says:

    I remember the 1987 southern snowstorm, but it didn’t occur where I was living at that time in Evansville, Indiana. In fact we received very little snow that winter which was mostly dry according to my records. In 1974 I was in Murray, Kentucky attending my last year at Murray State University when we had that tornado outbreak which in deed was scary.

  3. Schroeder says:

    I must say it is great to have so many young people on Meteorologist Chris Bailey’s Kentucky Weather Center who are interested in said subject, and I enjoy reading the comments everyday especially when we have an impending snowstorm coming. Enjoy the nice spring weather !

  4. Russell says:

    I’ll take the temps!
    April 3, 1974….I was 3 and barely remember the day. Luckily here in WKY we were spared any tornados. We did have a hail storm that came out of nowhere. Hail was as large as grapefruit and the ground was dotted where the hail had fallen. We had windows broke out of our trailer. Dad saved a couple of them in the freezer to show one of my uncles who lived at Grand Rivers, KY where they didnt get a hailstorm and thus my uncle didnt believe wed gotten a hailstorm with stones that large.

    • Schroeder says:

      Wow Russell, Those are some large hail stones. The largest hail stones I can remember were hard ball size (baseball) that were part of a very severe thunderstorm way back in April, 1960.

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