A Few Storms Start To Show Up

Good Saturday, everyone. The first full weekend of April is off and running on a very nice and mild note. As the weekend wears on, a few showers and storms will begin to develop. That action will increase a bit early next week, before bigger changes continue to show up from late in the week into next weekend.

Temps out there today general range from the upper 60s to middle 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. A scattered shower or storm will be possible across the western half of the state…

The threat for scattered showers and storms will then increase across the state on Sunday as a front washes out near us…

Temps Sunday will likely come down a few degrees compared to what we have today, especially in the north.

The numbers climb again for Monday through Wednesday and should be deep into the 70s. Unfortunately, the chance for a few showers and storms will also be on the increase…

We will have to be on guard for a few strong storms during this time.

A cold front offers a glancing blow of cool weather by Thursday and Friday, but the pattern after that looks more like something we would see in the winter months. The EURO is showing a deep trough across the eastern half of the country…

Look at that blocking over Alaska and Greenland. Where the heck was that a few months ago? Ugh.

That may fire up another big storm that unleashes cold air behind it…

We have had April flakes many times before, so it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibilities.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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10 Responses to A Few Storms Start To Show Up

  1. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    It would be funny if received our biggest snowfall of the year in April.
    It would only take a couple inches here in Louisville to make it the biggest snowfall of the year.

    • TennMark says:

      With work and family/fatherhood obligations, I didn’t get a chance Friday to post that yesterday was the anniversary of the big April 3 1987 snowstorm.

      This link is from NWS Jackson KY, but measurable snow fell at least as far south as Birmingham and Tuscaloosa AL. Trace snowfalls occurred even along the Gulf Coast which is incredible for April. I was only three years old so was too young to remember much. But my parents said Morristown TN (where my family and I were living at the time) got buried.

      • TennMark says:

        As Schroeder and Illinois Mike mentioned in Friday’s blog, yesterday was also the anniversary of the April 3 1974 Super Outbreak. As many know, Brandenburg/Meade County KY was devastated by an F5. Cookeville/Putnam County TN was hard hit in 74, so the March 3 2020 tornado was not Cookeville’s first brush with a destructive tornado.

        To me, one of the more interesting aspects of the Super Outbreak is that several tornadoes traversed mountainous terrain, including F4s at Murphy NC as well as the New River Gorge in West Virginia.

  2. Jeff Hamlin says:

    It will not snow this month and won’t get that cold.

  3. Schroeder says:

    I found this and remember the event very well, even though I was living fifty miles north of Evansville, Indiana at the time of occurrence. https://www.weather.gov/pah/SnowApr5-7_1971

    • Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

      I remember that day vividly.
      I played volleyball during the daylight hours.
      I also acquired a bad sunburn.
      Then around midnight it started snowing.
      I believe Louisville received around 6 inches of snow.

  4. Illinois Mike says:

    According to the computer model that Chris showed in today’s blog, there’s going to be a large area of snow in the Chicago area on Easter Sunday and the following day. Of course, that’s far from being guaranteed, since a lot of things can happen between now and then, but it sure will be interesting to follow in the coming days!

    Last April, we had two major snow events in the Chicago area… on April 14th, 5.4 inches fell at O’Hare Airport, and on April 27th, 2.5 inches, which was the second largest accumulation of snow ever for Chicago for so late in the season. Here in the SW suburbs, the accumulation wasn’t as much as in Chicago, but still covered the ground.

  5. Russell says:

    What a lousy forecast….where was this cool during winter???

  6. justin says:

    if we say it often enough old man winter might take a hint and finally go away. it will not snow. it will not snow. it will not snow. I remember the 87 snow storm. my area of pike county got 23 inches. I was in the 8th grade and that was a dream come true. but now, im so over winter. please continue with the warm and sunshine 🙂 #nosnow

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