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…

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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.


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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.

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