Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Time posted: 12:39 pm

Updating The Severe Weather Threat

Good afternoon, gang. My focus continues to be on the increasing threat for strong to severe storms Friday into Friday night.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to put the severe weather bullseye right on top of us…

Scattered storms look to be ongoing early on Friday, with the main severe threat coming in the afternoon and evening. That’s when a few supercell thunderstorms may begin to crank, bringing a large hail and isolated tornado threat.

The main threat comes as a large complex (MCS) of thunderstorms develops and rolls across the state. This has the potential to evolve into a widespread damaging wind maker.

In addition to the severe threat, flash flooding is also a possibility.

I will have the very latest on the severe threat on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm, with updates all evening long.

In the short-term, scattered thunderstorms develop this afternoon and evening, with the best chance in the west. There is even a low-end risk for a few severe storms out there. Track today’s action…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.


Time posted: 2:01 am

Severe Storms Likely Friday

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s another mainly nice day across the bluegrass state, but the focus continues to be on a very active and cooler setup for the weekend and beyond. As we make the transition into the cooler setup, we have to be on guard for the potential for some Friday severe thunderstorms.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Highs are mainly in the low and middle 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. Humidity levels will inch up just a bit, leading to a few late day/evening scattered showers and storms going up…

Our potent upper level low will dive in here from late Friday into the weekend. We have set the stage for this for more than a week, with your apps and human weather apps just now catching on. 😉

Ahead of this upper low, we have the increasing threat for strong to severe storms from later Friday into Friday night. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the region in the risk area…

Damaging wind is the main threat, with the potential for isolated tornadoes. In addition to the severe weather threat, torrential rains may also cause local flash flooding.

Additional rounds of showers and storms will then carry us through the weekend as the upper level spins across the Ohio Valley. Heavy rainfall will again be possible…

Temps will be MUCH cooler than normal with highs in the 70s likely, especially in the central and east.

Another big blast of cool is on the way for next week and may be accompanied by another round of weather. Watch how secondary system develops after the frontal passage…

Have a great Thursday and take care.