A Busy Pattern As April Winds Down

Good Thursday, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to target the region today as low pressure gets ready to pass through. This is all part of our active setup that looks to close out April and begin the month of May.

The greatest concentration of shower and storm action continues to be across the west and north. Farther south and east, the action is much more scattered, allowing temps to warm much more. This is not a washout of a day, with several dry hours showing up. The rainy weather increase by the evening into tonight as low pressure works in.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Rainy weather is likely across the central and east early Friday, but the action slows down quickly during the afternoon. Cooler winds will then blow through the weekend as another system dives in from the northwest. That may bring a few gusty showers or isolated storms in here late Saturday and Saturday night…

Sunday is a seasonally cool day that may send Sunday night temps into the upper 30s in a few spots.

Warm air quickly takes over next week as readings go back to being above normal. This will also give us a daily shot at a few thunderstorms and we may see that take us through Kentucky Derby Weekend.

The overall setup for the next few weeks still looks wetter than normal for us and for much of the country…

Enjoy your Thursday and take care.

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15 Responses to A Busy Pattern As April Winds Down

  1. Terry says:

    I have noticed the SE Ridge has really been keeping SE KY drier/warmer overall than the rest of the state compared to average since March and looks to continue. Temp forecasts are showing around 90 for Harlan next week with no rain down here on most days:)

  2. Schroeder says:

    Liking the dry periods but not the high dew points. Looking forward to the weekend cool down but not ready for ninety degree heat that is bound to come within the next few weeks. Forecasters in my county of Taylor not expecting much in the way of rain through the weekend. My soil is beginning to get dry, mostly because of it’s sandy, rocky content. Sense I moved here eleven years ago and being a horticulturist I have not planted a garden because I can no longer afford the expense and health issues which come with age. I enjoy the beautiful trees that nature has planted for us and the abundant wildlife.

  3. Schroeder says:

    I must apologize for my stupid posts of yesterday. I was in one of my depressive moods. I don’t know why I keep thinking I can discuss meteorology.

  4. bgbecky says:

    I LOVE this weather! I have nothing to complain about..you are doing something right, Chris 🙂

  5. Russell says:

    Not bad I’ll take it!

  6. Shawon says:

    Maybe the rain will go north into Indiana and Ohio and leave Kentucky alone for several hours this afternoon and evening.


  7. BubbaG says:

    What happened to all the rain? Richmond got just about nothing so far, including yesterday.

    • Jeff Hamlin says:

      Not a drop at my house.

      • Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

        Rain models are absolutely as bad as snowfall maps.
        I always look at them as possibilities.

      • BubbaG says:

        Yeah, the “continue” in CB’s post is throwing me off. How can it continue if never started for most of the state?

        • Terry says:

          It is not dry by any means per say, but it is actually NORMAL for soil and water table down here in SE KY after 2 months of slightly drier than average conditions since end February. It has been a much nicer spring than we have had in recent years.

    • TennMark says:

      Crazy, the KY mesonet shows most of the heavier rain stayed close to the Ohio River… in some places over an inch. Frankfort/Franklin County just 0.07 in the ol’ rain bucket. Lexington on south, a big goose egg.

      Sure would be nice if there was a Tennessee Mesonet.

  8. Mike S says:

    An interesting feature on radar just prior to that 59 mph gust at Louisville MAI airport was a comma shaped signature near the airport, indicative of possible downburst winds accompanying this feature. It will be interesting to hear what NWS Louisville might say about this.

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