Much better weather moves in

Good Wednesday, everyone. After a big blast of winter in the heart of April, things are looking up across central and eastern Kentucky. Of course, that’s really the only way temperatures can go after hitting the 20s this morning.

Highs later this afternoon will reach the middle 50s for most of the region under sunny skies. Thursday looks even better as temperatures head toward the mid and upper 60s as we keep the sunshine.

Friday will find a weak cold front nudging into the region from the northwest. Check out how the GFS plays it:

GFS That could spark a couple of scattered showers and thunderstorms across our part of the world. The rest of the Easter Weekend is looking much better with mainly dry weather. Check out the high temps coming from the European Model:

Euro 2

That would go a long way in making up for the nasty blast of winter weather of the past few days.

Enjoy your Wednesday and take care.

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Winter weather tracker

Good Tuesday, folks. Old Man Winter has returned to the Bluegrass State and is bringing nasty stuff with him. Light snow, gusty winds and freezing temperatures are all on the weather menu Tuesday.

The light snow and flurries will be mainly Tuesday morning across the central and eastern parts of the state. Light accumulations will be possible on elevated and grassy surfaces. The snow will end fairly quickly, and anything that does stick won’t stay around very long.

Temperatures Tuesday will rise only into the upper 30s and low 40s. Normal highs are in the middle 60s.

Gusty winds will make it feel much colder than what your thermometer says. Wind chills might drop as low as the teens for a time Tuesday evening. That’s when temperatures will drop even more. A hard freeze is likely Wednesday morning, with lows in the middle 20s for most of the region.

Tender plants and vegetation will be in trouble if you don’t protect them.

I have you all set to track today’s wintry blast:

Current temperatures

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

View of Downtown
Cynthiana

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

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

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Have a great day and take care.

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A blast of winter moving in

Good Monday, everyone. We’re coming off a weekend straight out of summer as highs soared into 80s. The absolute last thing anyone wants is to think about winter, but that’s what we are being forced to do. A springtime blast of winter is on the way later Monday night and Tuesday.

This has been well advertised on the blog, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to those who visit. A powerhouse of a cold front is pushing across the state Monday day and will deliver a steep temperature dive. Highs  ahead of this front will reach 70 or better and then drop into the 30s as the boundary slips by.

Showers and thunderstorms will become widespread as the day wears on. A strong storm or two will be possible as gusty winds take over.

The cold air will then catch the back edge of the precipitation shield late Monday night and Tuesday morning. That probably means a period of light snow and flurries:

GFS 2

Some areas could even pick up accumulations on grassy areas early in the day as temps settle into the upper 20s and low 30s. The light snow will taper off from west to east during the day, but the windy and cold weather remains. Highs will struggle to get out of the low 40s.

Check out how far below normal those highs are expected to be:

GFSLows in the middle 20s will be possible Wednesday, and that spells trouble for overzealous green thumbs.

As you can see, the weather gets a little crazy over the next few days. I have you set to track the wild start to it all:

Current temperatures

Have a great day and take care.

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A summer day before a taste of winter

Good Sunday, everyone. I don’t have the words to describe how awesome the weather is this weekend. Summer air and sunny skies are combining for picture perfect conditions across the bluegrass state.

Make sure you get outside and play because a taste of winter is on the way less than two days from now. Yes, you heard that correctly.

High temps today will be in the upper 70s and low 80s across central and eastern Kentucky. This could put some areas within range of record highs.

Current temperatures

Clouds will increase later in the day with showers and storms not too far behind. This action will be along and ahead of a powerhouse of a cold front that swings in on Monday. Some of the storms could be strong or severe out ahead of this front.

Winds will be very gusty as temps go from near 70 ahead of the front into the 30s right behind it. Check out the crash:

Euro 2

The cold air crashing in behind this front may mean a period of light snow by Tuesday morning:

GFS 2If we can get some snow to fall, that would mark the 7th straight month it has snowed in Lexington. That would be a rare accomplishment.

Freezing temps are likely behind for the middle of next week.

As I said… enjoy what we have out there today. Take care.

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A taste of early Summer

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. We have a gorgeous couple of days in front of us as the pattern takes on the feel of early summer. Let’s make sure to get out and enjoy it because huge changes are ahead of us next week.

Highs today will hit the upper 70s to around 80 degrees. If you’re heading out to Keeneland, things look to be fantastic. Most of the day looks dry, but there is the smallest chance for a pop up shower or storm going up.

Here are the tools to help you through the day:

 

Current temperatures

Sunday looks even better with thermometers heading toward the low 80s.

Changes blow in by Monday with the potential for strong or severe storms ahead of a cold front. That front will introduce a shot of winter weather to the bluegrass state by early Tuesday. That’s when some of the models show a few snowflakes around here:

GFS 3 Even if this system doesn’t throw some flakes our way… it’s going to get cold. Freezing temps will be possible for the middle of next week:

Euro

Green thumbs are now on alert to this potential.

Enjoy your weekend and take care.

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A few storms moving in

Good Friday, folks. We have a couple of showers and thunderstorms rumbling across the Bluegrass State. This is along a weak cold front diving in from the Northwest. This will move away quickly, setting the stage for a weekend that will feel more like May.

Highs today will vary because of the scattered nature of the showers and thunderstorms. Areas with rain will be near 60 and drier areas could hit 70. I have you set to track the day.

Current temperatures

Highs will really take off this weekend and might touch 80 degrees. Gusty winds will be with us, and I can’t rule out an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Chances of rain will increase as we head into Monday as a strong cold front moves our way. That front will deliver showers and thunderstorms and a big temperature crash from Monday to Tuesday:

EuroThat could be some very cold rain for Tuesday, with highs struggling to get out of the 40s. The good news is that temps will rebound quickly for the second half of the week.

Make it a fantastic Friday and take care.

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Warmer air surges in

Good Thursday, folks. We have a fantastic day taking shape across Central and Eastern Kentucky. While our temps take off, the threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms will work in for Friday. That’s part of an active setup that takes us into next week.

Highs Thursday will hit 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will roll in from northwest to southeast later Thursday night. That’s when a few showers and thunderstorms develop across Indiana and Illinois.

Those showers and storms will then slide in here early Friday. Here’s the NAM future radar for Friday morning:

NAM Highs Friday will be in the 60s, with gusty winds blowing across the state. Those winds will blow much warmer air in for the weekend. Highs will hit the mid- and upper 70s for Saturday and Sunday. Can we see 80 degrees? That’s certainly a possibility.

A strong cold front moves in on Monday and will bring showers and thunderstorms our way. This will also being a change to much colder air behind it for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Euro

That’s a very chilly blast of air coming in behind the front and could bring frost and freezing temps our way.

Enjoy the great weather and take care.

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Better weather rolls in

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have much better weather pushing into the Bluegrass State. Sunshine and milder air could cause spring fever to break out over the next few days.

Wednesday’s skies will be partly sunny, with a few clouds mixing in at times. There is a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms across the southeastern part of the state. Highs will range from the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Here’s your daily dose of tracking tools:

Current temperatures

Highs Thursday will be close to 70 degrees under sunny skies. Friday will feature similar conditions, but there is the chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms. Those could continue Friday night.

Highs this weekend make a run into the upper 70s with sunny skies. The next threat of showers and thunderstorms moves in late Sunday and Monday. Heavy rain and strong storms will be possible as this system rolls through:

Euro 2Much colder air looks to come in for the middle of next week.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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A few more storms today

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have another round of showers and thunderstorms on the way. This is all part of a weather pattern that remains loaded with the prospect of showers and thunderstorms.

The action Tuesday flares up in the afternoon and early evening. Some of these could contain small hail. Here’s regional radar:

Cooler and drier air blows in for Wednesday, with highs from the low to mid-50s under sunny skies. Highs by Thursday will rise toward 70 and could hit the low 70s on Friday. That’s when another cold front moves in with the threat of some storms.

Highs this weekend will rise well into the 70s:

Euro 2  That will be ahead of another cold front that swings in by late Sunday and Monday. Showers and strong thunderstorms will be possible ahead of this front.

GFS

Much, much colder air comes in behind that. Check out the forecast highs for Tuesday from the European Model:

Euro 3

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking strong storms

Good Monday afternoon. Fast-moving rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be rolling across central and eastern Kentucky this evening. Some of these could be strong or severe.

Damaging winds, large hail and an isolated tornado will be possible. I have you all set to track:

Today’s Risk Area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches

Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

View of Downtown
Cynthiana

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

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

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-65 @ 234 Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Take care.

 

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