Severe Threat and Heavy Rain Ahead

Good Monday, everyone. We are enjoying a breath of fresh air over the next few days, but the focus of the forecast is on a very active setup later this week into the weekend. It’s one that can bring severe thunderstorms and flooding rains into the bluegrass state.

As mentioned, the weather is absolutely awesome out there today with low humidity and temps running on the cool side for early June.

Tuesday looks pretty good, but I’m adding the chance for a shower or storm across the western parts of the state by later in the day. This is on the leading edge of a very stormy and wet pattern kicking in for the rest of the week through the upcoming weekend.

Wednesday could be a rather active severe weather day across our region as clusters of strong and severe storms roll through. Here’s the Wednesday Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Those storms could bring pose an increased risk for damaging winds as they rumble through here.

Tropical moisture is going to be streaming in from the southwest during this time and may have a direct link to some kind of true tropical system in the western Gulf Of Mexico…

That will be aimed right at Kentucky and surrounding states through the weekend…

The vireos computer model forecasts now show what I’ve been talking about…

I do NOT like this setup as it can produce rounds of flash flooding and general flooding issues across Kentucky and surrounding states. Several inches of rain will likely fall during this time…

European Model

In the meantime, be sure to soak up the awesome Monday we have going and take care.

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9 Responses to Severe Threat and Heavy Rain Ahead

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    We do not need all this rain that is forecast.

  2. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Rain, reign on me.

  3. Bobt says:

    I was waiting on the rain. Just in time to kick off the kids summer break. I was getting worried that we were going to have a nice dry summer.

  4. Schroeder says:

    Poor Farmers can’t get a break !

  5. Shawon says:

    Finally…a dry weekend at CVG. First one since March 16-17. However, it looks like we’ll pay dearly for it starting on Wednesday.

  6. Terry says:

    Our long dry spell in SE KY is about over. This has been the longest stretch without much rain (not 100% dry) in over a year but I am still over 30 inches on the year-to-date and probably top 40 before June is over if this upcoming pattern sticks. YIKES!

    • Mike S says:

      I just exceeded the 25″ mark for the year at my place a few miles outside of Louisville.

      • Terry says:

        30.76 at my house. Harlan Mesonet is much higher, but the elevation and location of 23 miles from me makes it different and usually much higher than what I record.

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