Good Tuesday, everyone. A very active 48 hour period is upon us as a strong cold front gets set to swing through the state. Record highs, severe thunderstorms, a temp plunge and some snow make up the forecast during this time period.
Here’s what to expect:
- Temps today will surge into the upper 60s and low 70s. Record highs are in serious jeopardy.
- Gusty winds may reach 30mph to 40mph at times.
- Our cold front will press closer to western Kentucky late this evening into the overnight. A squall line of thunderstorms will develop and work eastward. Damaging winds will be the main player with this line of storms. We will also have to keep an eye on thunderstorms going up ahead of this main line. That may pose a tornado threat across far western parts of the state.
- The squall line and severe weather threat will then progress into central and eastern Kentucky late tonight and Wednesday morning. Damaging winds will continue to be a threat during this time.
- Temps will start in the 60s and fall into the 30s by Wednesday evening. Some snow flurries will be possible during this time.
- Arctic air will continue to funnel in here Thursday and Friday with snow showers possible Thursday. We have two light snow threats… one for Thursday night/Friday and then again on Saturday.
Let’s track today’s severe weather threat…
I will have updates as needed and have updates via twitter. Follow me: @kentuckyweather
Have a great Tuesday and take care.