Time posted: 1:50 am

Summer Temps Surge In

Good Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms out there. Your big day is looking very warm as we head into a pattern that will look and feel a lot like summer. Temps for the coming week will be more typical of late June than the middle of May. I will not be complaining! 🙂

Today’s weather looks good… But. What’s the ‘but’ mean? Very warm air is pushing in from the southwest and this can sometimes fire up isolated showers and storms. The chance is small, but it’s there across the eastern half of the state. Highs will generally be around 80.

Temps then take off for the week ahead with mid and upper 80s common…

A local 90 is possible, but we have a wet ground and VERY green and lush vegetation to take the edge off the numbers.

Scattered storms develop on Thursday and may carry us into next weekend. This action may ramp up a bit during this time, but the heaviest rains over the next week may be just west and north of us…

Once into early the following week, expect this pattern to go back to the progressive phase we’ve been seeing over the past several weeks. Watch this nice looking trough digging in here…

The theme of the late spring is for a progressive pattern with cool and warm shots balancing out the force. If this continues into summer, then no one pattern is going to lock in for the long haul. It would also mean frequent showers and storms, and that’s exactly what the CFS rainfall for the next 45 days is showing…

That’s a lot of water from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, then all the eat to the east coast.

Have a great Mother’s Day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:12 am

Much Better Weather Moves In

Good Saturday, everyone. Much better weather is blowing into the state today and this is going to stick around for a while. In the process, temps are going to surge toward summertime readings. Is this a true start to a toasty summer? Probably not. 🙂

We could actually use the dry and toasty temps, as the bluegrass state is pretty wet. Much of the area picked up a general 1″-3″ of rain just in the past week. And you guys doubted the rainfall forecasts. 😉

Today will feature skies becoming mostly sunny with highs reaching the low 70s in many areas. Mother’s Day looks even better with highs around 80 as clear skies roll on.

Summertime temps then roll in here for next week with highs in the middle and upper 80s from Monday-Thursday. That takes us into a pattern that will throw some thunderstorms our way…

We will still keep the toast temps and high humidity, just with some storms floating around.

The upstairs pattern is not locking in by any stretch of the imagination. If anything, it looks pretty progressive for the following week…

The progressive look suggests rounds of rain and storms will be returning to the region and the Ensembles show that well…

Make it a great Saturday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:08 am

Toasty Temps Next Week

Good Friday to one and all. Today is another ugly looking Friday, but much better weather is on the way for the weekend. This setup will then lead us into a pattern that will feature a blast of early season heat and humidity rolling in next week.

Highs today will be all over the place as gusty showers roll through here. The best chance for rain is across the central and eastern part of the state, with some decent rain totals possible. This could lead to a few high water issues…

The rain will then move away from us overnight, with nice stuff moving back in for Saturday. Some fog in the morning will give way to sunshine and temps in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Mother’s Day looks even better with sunny skies and temps nearing 80 for many across the Commonwealth. This will set the stage for a big ridge of high pressure to control the weather across the eastern part of the country…

That should lead to hot weather for this area and for many in the east and southeast. Temps by the middle of the weak may make a run at 90…

Some storms could try to crash the party by the end of next week, but the heat may be tough to beat. Check out the highs by next weekend…

The warmer this pattern gets, the better the chance for our severe weather season to crank, especially with deep troughs digging into the west and Mississippi Valley.

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

A Few Severe Storms Possible Today

Good Thursday, everyone. We have a cold front dropping into the state today, bringing the risk of a few strong to severe thunderstorms. Behind this, much cooler air pushes in to start the weekend, but a summer surge will quickly follow.

Here’s a breakdown of the pattern:

  • The day starts with some showers and storms working in from the west and northwest. This action is likely to be on the decrease.
  • Another round of storms will then fire up later today into the evening. Some scattered strong to severe storms are possible, but odds do not favor a significant event.
  • Damaging winds and large hail are the primary players.
  • Ahead of the storms, temps will spike back into the 80-85 degree range for many.
  • Gusty showers and some thunder will be around into Friday, with the greatest chance in the south and east.
  • Much cooler winds will blow in and we may be in the 50s by late afternoon.
  • Some 1″ rains are possible in a few spots through Friday.
  • The weekend weather looks much better with sunshine and temps approaching 80 by Mother’s Day.
  • Summer temps surge in next week, with some areas making a run at 90. This setup could lead to a big severe weather setup late in the week.

I have you all set to track today’s severe weather potential…


Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
Lexington

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort
Frankfort
US127 @ Frankfort KY

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

 

 

 

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Time posted: 1:06 am

Warmer Pattern Starts To Show Up

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a potent boundary across the Ohio Valley, separating summer temps from downright cool readings. This boundary has set up just a bit farther north than advertised, leading to some warmer air. This will also touch off scattered showers and storms in the coming days.

Highs today should hit 80-85 in many areas, but the north and far east will be quite a bit cooler. The spread won’t be line the 30 degree difference we had yesterday, but it will see be noticeable. BTW, those same areas picked up on more than 1″ of rain yesterday, so we will need to watch these areas closely as additional storms fire up the next few days.

Some scattered stuff is out there today, with a strong storm a possibility…

Thursday’s weather looks similar with a little better chance for showers and storms to increase.

Rainy weather kicks in for Friday as low pressure works across the region. Winds will be rather gusty as cooler air moves in. These numbers are below normal for this time of year…

Mother’s Day looks good with a mix of sun and clouds and temps fighting back into the 70s. Enjoy!

Warmer temps then surge back in next week, with some models showing numbers deep into the 80s…

The Ensembles indicate this recent wet and stormy setup continues from the plains into the Ohio Valley. Here’s the 2 week rain forecast…

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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