Wednesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. It’s a good looking day in the Commonwealth, but it’s all eyes on the wild weekend weather ride. Our potent storm system continues to look on track to bring a big time impact on the our weather and the weather of millions of people.

Let’s recap:

  • Scattered showers and storms develop Thursday evening and this action will increase into Friday, especially across central and western Kentucky.
  • Rounds of showers and storms then work in from Friday night through Saturday night, bringing a flood and flash flood risk.
  • The greatest high water risk continues to be across western and parts of central Kentucky.
  • A few strong to severe storms will be possible on Saturday.
  • High winds of greater than 50mph will be possible Saturday and Saturday night.
  • Near record high temps are possible on Saturday, especially across eastern Kentucky. That’s where temps can reach 70-75.

The winds are likely to be a major issue with this setup. Gusts of 40mph or higher are possible Friday…

That’s nothing compared to the gusts coming Saturday into Saturday evening. The models are going for 60mph+ gusts for some areas…



The Storm Prediction Center already has a low-end severe storms threat across western Kentucky on Friday…

The Saturday risk is just outside their traditional 3 day forecast period, but it edges the risk area into southern parts of the state…

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm and then with another update on KWC later this evening. Enjoy the day and take care.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Wednesday Afternoon Update

  1. Terry says:

    A Palm Tree Winter Continues.

  2. BubbaG says:

    Yep, seems the storm higher risk area is not broad enough with KY.

  3. Prelude says:

    I imagine by next week sometime I’ll need to start mowing my lawn.

  4. Putz says:

    And sadly i see no sign of winter except a cold day here and there..

  5. Farmer43 says:

    Keeps this up I might start growing two crops in one year

  6. Terry says:

    With the system shifting about a 1,000 miles west (exaggeration but still hundreds of miles west), I suddenly find myself bored in what was supposed to be a super active pattern, lol. Looks like KY survives storm system #1 and next week is very inconsistent on the models right now for additional rainfall, maybe a little winter threat in West KY which has the best chance in a terrible pattern like this with a SE Ridge controlling the weather.

  7. Mr.Peabody says:

    Mr.Peabody whole heartily disagrees with these statements.If you look at the ensembles there is something to look forward to.May change tomorrow but for right now we take.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *