Another Stormy Day On Tap

Good Thursday, folks. It’s shaping up to be another bumpy ride of a day across Kentucky as more rounds of showers and storms work through. A few of these storms may be strong or severe and put down torrential rains at times.

The main threat from today’s storms will be damaging winds and large hail. The tornado threat isn’t zero, but it’s fairly low. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

While the bluegrass state has only gotten a small taste of the severe weather this month, areas form the plains states through the northern Ohio Valley have been pounded.  What’s the reason for this relentless severe weather? Look no further than the temperature extremes over the past 10 days…

That is absolutely incredible and may be one of the more extreme looking maps you will ever see. Just Wow!

As we look ahead, this extreme pattern looks to flip around as we head into June. Cold fronts are actually going to drop into the eastern half of the country during this time.

But, before we get to June, we have one more day left of May. Temps will likely be in the 70s with a few showers and storms going up…

As we head into the weekend, we watch a cold front dropping in from the northwest late Saturday into Sunday. This should bring additional showers and storms our way…

Temps on Saturday will generally be in the upper 70s to low 80s with gusty winds. The numbers on Sunday come down into the pleasant 70s for highs.

The next system looks to dive in here by the middle of next week…

Again, this looks to be a much different overall pattern showing up across the country as we start Meteorological Summer.

Bac to today, I have you all set to track today’s low end severe storms risk…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.


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7 Responses to Another Stormy Day On Tap

  1. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    I am looking forward to the comfortable temps.

  2. Schroeder says:

    The southeast ridge was also our protector from the severe weather this Spring season. Hopefully the worse is over after this weekend for all ? Late yesterday afternoon we had a thunder shower with one lightning strike (cloud to ground) that knocked out the power for four hours.

    • Terry says:

      SE Ridge has been strong enough to keep far SE KY much drier and warmer than the rest of the state too over the last few weeks but time is running out on that mean ole high pressure, LOL.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Terry, with that thunder shower here yesterday we received very little rain and like Harlan we are well below normal for the month of May and above normal on temperatures. We really need Chris’s forecast for cooler and hopefully rain for central and southeast Kentucky to pan out. Keep good thoughts.

  4. Terry says:

    Harlan stinks! It want even rain more than a sprinkle here.

    • Andy Rose says:

      There has only been 9 days with rain at my house this month a total opposite of what it had been for months.

      • Terry says:

        Looks like we both might finally get a decent storm or at least a heavy rain cell in the next hour or so.

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