Tracking A Few Showers and Storms

Good Friday, folks. Our cold front is slowing down across the state and that’s helping ignite some showers and storms across the state today. This action isn’t looking terribly widespread, but some downpours are a good bet through the early evening. Behind that, some of the good stuff moves in for Saturday.

A few boomers will roll from across the state today, with the greatest impact likely along and south of Interstate 64. Within this area, pockets of very heavy rain may show up, leading to more high water issues. This is NOT all day rain and NOT everyone will see the boomers. I will have your tracking toys in a bit.

The air cleans up very well tonight and Saturday as the front stops just to our south. Saturday still looks like a winner of a weather day as humidity and temps come down. With that front nearby, I can’t rule out a storm or two across the southwest.

Temps surge for Sunday and Monday as the boundary returns north, bringing the potential for some storm clusters with it. That will be ahead of another potent cold front dropping in with showers and storms Tuesday and Wednesday…

Temps come down behind that boundary and should feel comfy for a few days.

I’m still eyeing the potential for some heat to try and control the pattern for a bit as we get deeper into August. You may also start hearing of a ring of fire pattern setting up across the country.

On a side note, I’ve allowed the blog to become a little boring of late and I’m sure you guys have noticed. I’m going to start ramping it back up over the coming weeks and get us back to where we used to be. 🙂

Here are your storm tracking toys to wrap up the week…

Have a great day and take care.


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16 Responses to Tracking A Few Showers and Storms

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    The blog is never boring, dude. 🙂

  2. BH says:

    Chris must be going to talk about winter weather to perk up the site.

  3. Schroeder says:

    Everyday I read your blog, I learn something new Chris. Looking forward to learn more about what may be ahead in the world of weather. Have a great day Chris.

  4. Russell says:

    Chris you have an excellent blog here there just isnt alot going on exciting as far as the weather. Your blog is something I check out every day and always look forward to.

    • Terry says:

      I agree! August is NORMALLY a dry/ boring weather month. Outside of cold fronts trying to tease KY, only the tropics are somewhat interesting in August, and even the tropics usually dont heat up until late August. I just wish the cooler and wetter would quit getting advertised as it isn’t happening…models are terribly far off from reality with 90s now showing up in SE KY in the next few days.

  5. Schroeder says:

    Terry, it is already hot here in Taylor county and the dew point is in the 70’s. Not going out today staying where it’s air conditioned. Does not look like rain either and we really need it to keep down the forest fire potential. I heard this morning that El nino has dissipated and now we are entering ENSO neutral phase which means the door is open for tropical development in the Atlantic. Didn’t we have an ENSO neutral Fall and Winter last year ?

    • Schroeder says:

      No, I remember we went into Autumn with a weak El nino and it carried somewhat into Winter and Spring last year. It was the Winter before last that we had an ENSO neutral Winter which was a BUST UGH !

  6. Schroeder says:

    Looking at the water vapor loop the large upper level high pressure system in the southwest is pulling warm moist air off the Gulf of Mexico and bringing it in the form of showers to the desert southwest ( a shift in the winds normal pattern called Monsoon. ) This same flow is riding the periphery of the high and colliding with weak disturbances and moving east / southeast into the Ohio Valley bringing scattered showers and storms to a few areas of the Ohio Valley and a drop in dew points rather than temperatures. The real cool, clear air is well off to our northeast. Maybe this is a normal pattern for this time of the year. I really don’t know what is normal anymore when it comes to the weather here in the Ohio Valley.

  7. Mike S says:

    Wind driven hail on this day (2009) in parts of Iowa. Damage in one town was expected to exceed the infamous EF-5 tornado damage in Parkersburg nearly a year earlier. Satellite pics showed an extensive hail swath. Don’t tell these people only boring weather happens in August

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DSkvyQbDhrc

    Rare flash flood emergency for Louisville 10 yrs ago in the month of August.
    While Florida residents brace for Hurricane Andrew, Great Falls MT dumped on by 8″ in August 1992
    A rare F2 tornado slams Salt Lake City in Utah in August 1999.
    …and of course, the heat. For the second time in less than 2 weeks in the year 1930, Perryville TN recorded its own state tying maximum temperature record of 113 degrees on this day.
    So, there you go. A brief sample of tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, snow, hail, and heat, all in the most boring month of the year called August.

    • MarkLex says:

      Well, August is usually boring but not always……there are exceptions. I think Lexington’s all-time wettest day is August
      For my backyard….the last decent thunderstorm we had was over a year ago…..July 2018……a nasty nasty storm that blew trees down everywhere. At least that’s the last “memorable” T storm I remember. Everything else must have just been meh.

    • Terry says:

      Yeah, weather CAN be interesting at all times of the year but these examples alone doesn’t make August an overall active weather month compared to most of the other months of the year. September is pretty calm too except hurricane season.

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