Slow-Moving Showers and Storms Ahead

Good Sunday, folks. It’s another super warm and humid day across the region as our summer preview weekend gets ready to come to an end. The end comes in the form of a cold front arriving tonight and early Monday, with a slow-moving system set to follow that up with some ugly into the new week.

Temps today are back into the low and middle 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. A scattered shower or storm will be possible at any point of the day. By evening, a line of storms may develop to our west and northwest and roll across the region into tonight. This line has a low-end severe weather risk with it…

A big upper level low will drop in and slowly spin across the region from Monday through Wednesday, at least…

What does that mean for us? Rounds of showers and thunderstorms look to become common and we could be talking about some big time rains, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. The models continue to put repeat action across this area, leading to a lot of rain…



Setups like that can cause high water issues and that’s something to be on guard for in the coming days.

Once that system moves away, it’s game on for another surge of summer air for Memorial Day Weekend. The EURO is bringing some Memorial Day sizzle for some areas of the state…

As we look farther down the road, the European Weeklies go out through June 28th and show a pattern that is only slightly warmer than normal around here…

It’s also showing slightly above normal precipitation…

By the way, that mess off the southeastern seaboard is now Tropical Storm Arthur…

cone graphic

Let’s get back to the weather of today and do some storm tracking…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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8 Responses to Slow-Moving Showers and Storms Ahead

  1. Illinois Mike says:

    The Chicago area is under the gun again for more heavy rain, as a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire Metro area through Sunday night. 1 to 2 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, is predicted. This will be on top of the 2 to 4 inches that fell on Thursday through Friday morning.

    • Schroeder says:

      Mike, Here in central Kentucky yesterday was a typical weather for May. Warm and not too humid with partly Sunny skies. A good day for outdoor chores.
      Looks like rain later here. I hope it doesn’t happen, and by your report on rainfall in the Chicago area, I would think you are wishing the same.

  2. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I’ll take above normal temps anytime. 🙂

    • Schroeder says:

      Now Jeff, you don’t really mean that. Above normal temperatures are only going to give you a higher electric bill. LOL

      • Jeff Hamlin says:

        As a KU customer, my highest bill I don’t think has approached above $130, so I freely keep my home at 72 in summer and winter.

  3. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    Memorial Day weekend temps. don’t look that bad.

    • Schroeder says:

      It will probably be great weather next Sunday because the Indianapolis 500 will not take place. This is one sport I look forward to every Memorial Day weekend.

  4. Mike S says:

    That slight risk category from the SPC for part of the region is there because of a 5% chance for tornadoes. Otherwise, wind threat is the same (5%) and hail threat is nil. It is the lowest tier for Slight Risk Day 1. I’m saying this because I have not seen this low of a risk for our region since they have used the ‘new’ conversion format. The greatest threat is tornadoes, which sounds kind of scary.

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