Severe Storms Potential

Good Saturday, gang. A potent storm system is working toward the region and will bring an increased threat for severe weather later tonight into Sunday. The setup for Sunday is certainly an attention getter for a couple waves of severe storms to impact the Commonwealth.

Let’s begin with today and roll ahead. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted across Kentucky with just a scattered shower or storm going up, especially in the south and southeast. Temps range from the mid 60s to the low 70s.

A major severe weather outbreak develops today to our southwest. Some of those storms may sneak into western Kentucky later this evening into the wee hours of the morning. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook for our region…

Low pressure will continue to strengthen and work toward Missouri overnight then toward the Great Lakes on Sunday. This puts the bluegrass state in the possible bullseye for severe storms. Take a look at the Sunday Severe Weather Outlook…

Here’s a breakdown of how things may play out:

  • Strong to severe storms move into western and central Kentucky later tonight into very early Sunday morning.
  • That line should weaken as it gets into eastern Kentucky.
  • Additional strong to severe storms will then develop across central Kentucky by late Sunday morning into the afternoon. That may explode as it moves across the rest of the state quickly during the afternoon.
  • Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are all possible.
  • In addition to the severe threat, local flash flooding issues may develop.
  • The action will diminish quickly as cold air pushes in from northwest to southeast late Sunday. Lows by Monday morning hit the 30s.

I may drop by for another update later today. Until then, here are your tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.


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2 Responses to Severe Storms Potential

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, Please keep us updated. Spotter activation may be needed with this storm in my county for tomorrow ?

  2. Schroeder says:

    FYI : EF-1 tornado confirmed in Oldham County yesterday.

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