Gusty Winds and Strong Storms Possible Today

Good Saturday, everyone. It’s shaping up to be another warm and humid day, but the severe weather threat has a chance to take center stage. A potent severe weather outbreak has been just to our west over the past few days and looks to get into parts of Kentucky today.

A line of storms may be ongoing across western Kentucky early today. This action may decrease the farther east it gets, but the severe threat may make it all the way into central Kentucky this afternoon and evening.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds and large hail are, as usual, the primary players. A tornado or two will also be possible, especially in the west.

With or without thunderstorms, winds are going to be a big player today and could reach 40mph at times.

This front blows through Sunday night and actually makes a bigger push than I thought. That brings cooler and better air in here for Monday and Tuesday. Humidity levels come down as temps drop back into the comfy 70s for highs for many areas. Skies look dry to boot.

At the same time, another massive severe weather outbreak is beginning across the plains. This one has a little wow factor to it.

Temps ahead of this should rebound quickly into the middle 80s by Wednesday as strong southwesterly winds kick in. That’s when areas of central and western Kentucky have a chance to see severe storms…

Here are your severe storms tracking tools for the day…

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Possible Watch Areas

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Make it a good one and take care.

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12 Responses to Gusty Winds and Strong Storms Possible Today

  1. Prelude says:

    It’s Sunday

    • Mike S says:

      It could have been Saturday still when he was writing this and just forgot this was his “next day’s” post…or it could be some kind of Groundhog’s Day thing?….Hmmm? I’m going back to bed.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Still the morning temperatures are comfortable in the low sixties and also the dew points are in the fifties at my place. No complaints, but we need some rain without the severe weather of course.

    • Prelude says:

      Must be nice I’m sitting at 74 degrees and a dew point temperature of 63.

    • Terry says:

      You must be in a “cold hole” LOL. Even Harlan’s dewpoint is 65. 60s for dewpoints are not terrible but you can definitely feel it. 70s for dewpoints is when it really gets bad, however!

      • Schroeder says:

        Terry, my elevation is only 1060 feet, but as I mentioned in the above post it’s all forest and very rural. Could be a cold pocket ? Never had a morning low above seventy since I moved here eleven years ago.

        • Schroeder says:

          Tomorrow the dew point is forecast to be in the fifties. Now that’s comfortable !

        • Terry says:

          We several nights last year, due to the excessive humidity, where Harlan failed to reach 60s….probably about 15 or so. Most were like 71 or 72 as we dont have the concrete like Louisville but the dewpoints stayed in the 70s for multiple days at times. It wasn’t too hot last year but the nights were very warm which skewed the monthly averages above normal from June through September.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Looking at the radar, the rain forecast earlier has past us by. We may be in a pocket drought ? I forgot to mention that the eleven years living here in the hills the highest temperature was 101 degrees and that was only one day and the low was 68 degrees the following morning but it was very dry. Our first 90 degree day is forecast on Thursday not looking forward to that if it rains and we have that awful humidity.

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