A Small Break In The Stormy Pattern

Good Sunday, everyone. Better weather is slowly pressing into the state today as we get ready for a small break in our stormy and wet pattern. Take full advantage of later today into Monday because more heavy rain and storms kick back in after that.

Our day begins with heavy rain across southeastern Kentucky and that may lead to some minor high water issues. Skies slowly become partly sunny this afternoon from west to east as temps make a run at the low 70s west and the mid 60s east.

Here are your early Sunday rain trackers…

Monday looks great with partly sunny skies and temps reaching the upper 70s to low 80s across the Commonwealth. Similar temps will be noted on Tuesday as scattered showers and storms return. This kicks off a pattern that will likely throw repeat rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms into our region. This could be a fairly widespread event taking shape…

Temps after that will likely begin to skew cooler than normal, but the wetter than normal pattern looks to continue. The European Seasonal goes through the middle of June and has much of the country wet…

That’s a cool looking pattern for much of the country at the same time…

That little bit of warmer than normal on the east coast is mainly because temps will be very warm this week, with cooler air following.

Anyone wanting a hot and dry summer should probably go ahead and move. Those have become a thing of the past around here. 🙂

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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19 Responses to A Small Break In The Stormy Pattern

  1. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    ‘Global Raining’

  2. Terry says:

    I can almost here Bobt packing his bags now, LOL.

    I am glad that at least March and April were fairly dry in SE KY….it was a nice break. I am already over 25 inches on the year, so I could easily foresee another 70 inch plus type of yearly average if we trend wet through summer and fall again!

    • Schroeder says:

      Terry are those beautiful Rhododendrons blooming in and around Harlan and in the mountains ? If so I wish I was there. If you could tell me what color the blossoms are I can give you the name of the species.

      • Terry says:

        The violet color. More purple than blue, however.

        • Schroeder says:

          Thanks Terry, the species name is catawbiense which has the pink to violet blooms. The later one is Rhododendron maximum which has white to pink blossoms and blooms in late June into July.

    • Bobt says:

      Terry I don’t know where I could run to. Lol. Looks like rain everywhere. I know a lot of people don’t like the heat, but July and August is supposed to have at least some warm weather. Even those months have turned into below average highs and wet. I’m sick of all this rain.. It’s hard on people that work to get outside chores done especially with every weekend being a washout.

      • Bobt says:

        Schroeder, I did sneak in a few hours of work yesterday and was outside close to some Rhododendrons. I may be wrong but I didn’t notice any blooms on them and they are usually an amazing blue color when they do. Rose bushes around here are the best I’ve ever seen and it’s not even close. Everyone’s roses are doing amazing.

      • Terry says:

        Yeah, the west has dried back out sonme but it was even wet out there back during winter.

        Honestly, I think the “average” rainfall numbers are set too low in KY. Harlan is suppose to be 49.50 inches annual average; however, the only recent year I remember that low here was 2012. Even as a child, I remember most years seemed to come in over 50 inches.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for reporting the early potential for widespread severe weather. Giving this in advance will help everyone prepare. We are just going through a wet cycle because it is still Spring and Springs here lately have been cooler and wetter than normal. In my opinion, I feel we will eventually return to our usual pattern of hazy,hot and humid Summers and the farmers and gardeners will be wanting rain for their crops and hopefully Autumn weather will arrive sometime in September and Winter weather will arrive sometime in December, hopefully the week of Christmas. Wishful thinking, we shall see.

  4. feederband says:

    Here we go again putting out slight risks too far out from the event. The SPC has had a horrible track record this year with forecasts more than two days out for our region. That should be noted and not aired at all until closer to the expected event. Is it better to be first or better to be accurate? This should be treated like the GFS in winter, with a grain of salt.

    • Schroeder says:

      Being prepared is the best. Chris is just warning that a potential severe outbreak may be in our future. But your right SPC has a poor track record.

  5. Russell says:

    Well crud… .

  6. Jeff Hamlin says:


  7. Dave says:

    Has there ever been a summer that wasnt forecast cooler and wetter?

    • Schroeder says:

      Actually Yes, The coolest Summer I can remember was the Summer of 1964 and again 1968 and the rainfall was below normal. The winters following were mostly cold and snowy.

  8. Chris says:

    And people are still saying climate change isn’t real and neither is global warming. Yes, there are patterns but look at the overall pattern.

    • Bobt says:

      There is definitely a change. Don’t know what is the main cause but whatever it is the weather around here is crud. No winters down here in the SE part. Haven’t had a real good snow since the 90s in my backyard. Less than a inch if you piled it all together this year. I remember as a kid some hot and dry stretches in the summer and those type years are few and far between now. It rains way too much in today’s Kentucky.

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