Time posted: 2:05 am

Steamy Temps and Some Storms

Good Friday, folks. It’s a true summer air mass rolling into the region and it’s going to hang around for a while. This steamy air will be accompanied by a few showers and thunderstorms going up. It’s a pattern threatening to lock in for the next 2 weeks before going back to cool again.

Our Thursday evening cluster of thunderstorms arrived right on cue and kicked the snot out of many computer models that just couldn’t see it coming. Luckily, I’ve seen this pattern a few times and ignored those models. 🙂

A corridor of thunderstorms will be working across the Ohio Valley today, but much of the action is to our north. Still, we need to watch northern and eastern Kentucky to see if some of those storms slip a littler farther south. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Here are your Friday radars to track anything that shows up where you live…

 

Temps today will be deep into the 80s with humidity levels on the rise. The steamy numbers continue into Saturday with a few storms going up during the afternoon…

A cold front in the plains slowly heads our way on Sunday. That brings a broken line of showers and strong storms from west to east across the state. The very warm setup continues through next week, with another front making a run at us by the middle of the week. That should bring another chance for big boomers.

Here’s how the GFS sees it from Sunday through next week…

Have a great one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:14 am

Strong Storms Possible Tonight

Good Thursday, everyone. Finally, the warmer air is taking control of the pattern across the bluegrass state. Temps are about to head toward readings more typical of late June, but a few thunderstorms could join in our summer party from time to time.

Temps today are in the 75-80 degree range for many areas as skies take partly sunny. The numbers may be in the low 80s across the west.

Very warm and humid air moves in tonight and Friday. On the leading edge of this, we may see rounds of thunderstorms developing to our northwest and diving into parts of the state. This shouldn’t happen until later this evening or overnight. Can we get some strong or severe storms out of this? The best chance today is to our north, but this does extend into parts of central and eastern Kentucky…

Damaging wind may be the primary issue with these storms.

That possibility then eases a bit on Friday. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Highs will be deep into the 80s for much of the state as humidity levels ramp it up a bit. As we head into Saturday, temps continue to run well into the 80s with a slight chance for a few storms going up. You can see that action ahead of our plains storm system…

That system to our west will roll into the area on Sunday bringing a much better chance for showers and thunderstorms. A few of these storms could be strong or severe…

After that blows through here, things turn much better for Monday as our warm pattern keeps going. But, another cold front heads our way by later Tuesday and Wednesday. That could bring another round of big boomers our way.

I leave you with your tracking tools to see what action develops to our northwest…

Make it  a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:31 am

A Few Storms Usher In A Summer Surge

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a super warm pattern ready to take shape across the Commonwealth, giving us a true summer look and feel. Before we get to that, a few showers and storms are on the move today. This action is rolling in on a northwest flow that’s about to finally go away.

Today’s showers and storms won’t be terribly widespread, but a cluster of storms may dive in from northwest to southeast. The best chance of that happening is across central and western Kentucky. Here’s regional radar for your Wednesday storm tracking needs…

Temps on Thursday hit the 70s for many, with some local 80 degree temps showing up. There’s just a small chance for a shower or storm going up. A better chance for a storm or two will be around on Friday as the real deal summer feel moves in…

Temps hit the low and mid 80s on Friday and may reach the upper 80s this weekend…

A few showers and storms will also be floating around at times this weekend and that continues into early next week…

We will need to watch for a few strong or severe rounds in that type of a setup;

The overall setup for the next 10 days may continue to skew warmer than normal for much of the eastern half of the country. The GFS Ensembles are showing this well

Make it a great day and take care.

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