Another Big System Rolls Our Way

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a pretty mild day taking shape, but it’s full steam ahead toward another big storm system heading our way. This moves in here with high winds, heavy rain and the potential for strong storms on Wednesday. This continues to be part of a super-active setup with some big temp swings into May.

A shower or storm is possible early today as warmer winds blow from the southwest. Those winds are going to be a player through Wednesday ahead of our approaching storm system. This will bring the potential for a few strong to severe storms across the west today. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As our system moves east into Wednesday, this line weakens early then tries to fire back up across the eastern half of the state. Here’s what the SPC has for tomorrow…

Winds are going to be gusty over the next few days and could top 40mph at times. If our line of storms does in fact increase again across central and eastern Kentucky Wednesday, those gusts could be much higher. That’s certainly something the Euro is seeing…

This storm system really cranks as it heads into the Great Lakes, but it also slows down as an upper low dives in behind it. That should make for some ugly on Thursday…

With showers and a northwest wind, highs on Thursday may not get out of the 40s again across the east…

As May arrives Friday, our temps take off and push 70. What would have been Kentucky Derby Saturday looks awesome with highs flirting with 80 degrees.

The next system then arrives with the potential for strong to severe storms late Sunday and Monday…

Another system follows that up by the middle of next week and should be able to produce another big storm risk. It may also unleash more colder than normal air into the region. This is ugly into the middle of the month…

That’s WAY below normal. Folks, don’t do any planting just yet!

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Make it a great day and take care.


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7 Responses to Another Big System Rolls Our Way

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, You sure brought up a lot of weather to comment on, but I will let others on KWC have that pleasure. I must say that yesterday’s weather is about as beautiful as I have seen it here in central Kentucky.

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Do you know any way we can bribe Mother Nature to give us some warm sunny days? Loved yesterday. Sun is finally trying to make an appearance! Take care all and pay attention to the weather! Have a great day!

  3. Virgil E says:

    Seems Kentucky only gets evening and over night chances at strong storms this year, otherwise the energy is sucked all up by the southern states.

  4. Just a really slow start to spring…having kids out of school and everything closed, we could really use a run of nice, warm weather to dry things out and allow for more outdoors but that, unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be in the cards, does it?

  5. Illinois Mike says:

    This is the first 70-degree day in the Chicago area in almost three weeks, and only the fourth this month. At 3 PM local time, it’s 75 degrees at O’Hare and 73 degrees at the NWS forecast office in Romeoville. In Milwaukee though, only 100 miles to the north, it’s a very chilly 46 degrees.

    There’s a broken line of heavy storms in Northern and NW Illinois moving towards the area, nothing severe as of yet though.

    I see that portions of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas are currently under a Tornado Watch.

  6. Illinois Mike says:

    Now, much of Missouri and Western and Central Illinois are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 PM local time, and several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for those areas with radar showing clusters of strong storms.

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