Daily Archives: April 11, 2018

Time posted: 7:36 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Some nice spring weather continues to press in across the Commonwealth, but the weekend is looking to go the other way. That’s when a slow-moving storm system brings strong storms, heavy rain and high winds to the region.

I have no changes to the next few days, with temps heading into the 70s for Thursday and Friday. The only drawback will be the crazy south and southwest wind that can gust to 40mph at times.

Our weekend storm system will bring the first round of showers and storms into western Kentucky by Friday night. Strong to severe storms are very possible. That line works eastward into Saturday morning, with additional heavy rain and storms developing later in the day. That action continues into Sunday…

We will need to be on guard for the potential for high water issues developing. Check out the rain numbers now showing up on the GFS…

Winds will also be a huge player through the entire weekend.

Much colder air then comes into play late Sunday into Monday. That strong northwesterly wind may also spit out some rain and snow showers on Monday…

A quick rebound in temps will occur by Tuesday and Wednesday, but there is a lot of ugly left in this pattern through the rest of April. Ugh.

Enjoy the evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:23 am

Spring Temps To Weekend Spring Storms

Good Wednesday, everyone. We are rolling into the warmest stretch of weather we’ve had so far this spring. Of course, that’s not saying much considering how cold things have been. Temps hit the 70s in the coming days, but some spring storms are waiting to rumble this weekend. Oh, and I forgot to mention that It may snow on Monday. 🙁

Temps today hit the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds are turning southwesterly and that will spike the numbers even higher for Thursday and Friday. The Thursday numbers reach the 70s, with an 80 possibly show up by Friday. Spring lovers, rejoice!!!!!!!!

The only drawback will be from the wind. Gusts may reach 40mph at times on both Thursday and Friday.

Saturday continues to look mild, but a huge system will be working slowly in from the west. This will touch off the potential for strong to severe storms Saturday into Saturday night…

That upper level low has a lot of cold air to work with, with a blizzard possible in the high plains. In addition to severe storms, that setup may bring a general high wind event to the region as it works in here. Heavy rains are also something to watch for.

The upper low actually works right on top of us and strengthens late Sunday into Monday…

Here’s how all that plays out…

That’s just a very nasty look, with rain and snow showers possible around here on Monday, with temps crashing into the 30s.

Temps should quickly head back into the 60s by Tuesday and Wednesday, but another system will press in here with more showers and storms and a big drop in temps.

Make it a good one and take care.