Tracking The Sunday Storms Threat

Good Sunday, everyone. We have a cold front pushing into the region today, bringing the potential for strong to severe storms. This system zips through with two more on the way for the week ahead as we head back into a much colder than normal pattern late next week into the weekend.

Scattered storms go up early today with a complex of storms developing this afternoon and evening. This drops in from north to south and intensifies the farther south it gets because this is an area that may hit the 80s with more instability available. This leads to the potential for damaging winds and large hail.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

In addition to the severe threat, these storms may also produce enough rain to cause local flash flooding issues.

The storms end today, leaving us with a pretty good Monday. Highs reach the upper 60s and low 70s as clouds thicken from the west. That’s where our next system moves in here with more showers and storms Monday evening in the west. That action overspreads the state through early Tuesday with a little bit of ugly coming in behind that for the middle of the week…

This looks to set us up for another ugly weather maker by Friday. This one actually looks more like a cold season system that one in the month of May…

Temps behind that may set record lows next weekend…

For perspective, Lexington has only hit the 20s twice in May and records go back to the 1870s.

Green thumbs could be in a world of hurt!

I will update as needed so check back. I leave you with your Sunday storm tracking toys…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.

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15 Responses to Tracking The Sunday Storms Threat

  1. Schroeder says:

    As long as “Spotter activation is not anticipated” I’m not too concerned about the forecast for severe weather for my area of central Kentucky. However, I will keep in touch with KWC for updates later this afternoon. A hard freeze forecast for my area later in the week. Please Mother Nature don’t let this happen. If it does happen, gardeners still have plenty of time to replant later in the month.

  2. Chris Mercer says:

    The record date for the latest hard freeze in Lexington (28 degree temp or below) is May 10, 1966. The temperature fell to 26, setting a record low for the date and the month.

    Looks like the coldest day of this upcoming cold wave might also be May 10th. If we can tie or beat that daily record low, that would be impressive.

  3. Russell says:

    Please no frost!

  4. Mike S says:

    That’s quite a potent wind maker entering western Kentucky. Lots of tree and power line damage across the way from Butler County Missouri in Poplar Bluff to Scott/New Madrid county in Sikeston. Awaiting any damage reports from

  5. Schroeder says:

    Heavy rain shower with pea sized hail as a weak line of storms move through our area of Taylor county just this minute.

  6. Illinois Mike says:

    This was the warmest weekend here in the Chicago Metro area since September, according to a local meteorologist. It hit 77 yesterday and 73 today at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, with similar temps in the SW suburbs at the NWS office in Romeoville. Lots of people were out in the forest preserve both days enjoying the weather.

    We may have to wait until June for a warmer weekend, with the cold air that’s on the way this week (highs only in the 40s Tuesday) and even colder for next weekend. It’ll be interesting to see if we get any snow next weekend like the GFS showed a few days ago.

    That really looked like a nasty line of storms that moved through Kentucky this afternoon and early evening. Hope any damage was limited.

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