Storms and Gusty Winds Today

Good Wednesday, everyone We have a potent cold front working across the state today and it’s bringing active weather with it. Strong storms and gusty winds are sweeping across the state as a shot of ugly looms for the final day of April.

Once into early May, temps take off, but that doesn’t mean we are done with the spring chill just yet. I will get to that in a bit.

Today’s storms initially weaken early today as they move east, but look to refire along and ahead of the front. That means central and, especially, eastern Kentucky run the risk for strong storms. Can we get a few severe storms out of this? I think it’s possible.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

With or without storms, winds may reach 40mph at times today.

Once the front blows through here, an upper level system spins right on top of us for Thursday. That keeps the showers going across central and eastern Kentucky. It also keeps us very chilly, once again.

As a matter of fact, this system may linger into Friday. Low clouds and spotty showers may show up across the eastern half of the state to begin May. That would keep temps way down if it happens…

The numbers jump into the 70s for Saturday and Sunday, with a shot at 80. Our next system moves in quickly late Sunday into early Monday with showers and the potential for strong storms…

Another storm system moves in by the middle of next week. This unleashes another round of well below normal temps…

This can produce a frost threat into the middle of May. Slow that roll, green thumbs.

I leave you with your Wednesday rain and storm tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.

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5 Responses to Storms and Gusty Winds Today

  1. Schroeder says:

    No thanks Chris for “painting such an ugly weather picture” lol. I am sure that we will have “days in May” that we can enjoy the outdoors and gardens will get planted.

  2. Prelude says:

    Some May tornado tidbits…

    May 1…F5 1895 22 mile long 1 mile wide Sedgwick Co KS killed many

    May 2…F4 1920 destroyed Peggs OK killing over 70

    May 3…F5 1999 40 mile long devastating Moore OK and Tinker AFB

    May 4…F5 2007 destroyed Greensburg KS with 1.7 mile width

    May 5…F5 1960 70 mile long devastating Sapulpa, OK

  3. Schroeder says:

    April 1960 was very stormy, I was in the fourth grade when the largest hail storm I ever seen hit one April afternoon. All the students and teachers were told by the Principal to evacuate to the basement of the school building, where we waited out the storm which seem to last at lease an hour. When the hail storm was over it looked like it snowed five inches. Many trees were down, cars were damaged and the power was out. Lots of extreme weather changes in 1960 from usually dry, mild Spring like weather in January and February to one of the deepest snowstorms in early March.

  4. Illinois Mike says:

    Another miserable Spring day in the Chicago Metro area… a steady, continuous, all-day rain with temps barely in the low 50s. The precipitation totals since Monday are really starting to add up here, like they are in Kentucky. There are numerous flood advisories for area rivers.

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