Warmer air slowly moving back in

Good Wednesday, everyone. Our day is off and running with temps in the 30s and a kiss of frost in many areas. This shot of chilly air will won’t last long as warmer air is quickly pushing back in. This will eventually lead to a stormy setup late this weekend and early next week.

Sunshine will rule the weather roost today with highs in the 60-65 degree range for much of the region.

Current temperatures

Thursday will find temps well into the 70s on a gusty southwesterly wind. Clouds will increase by the end of the day as a cold front enters the picture from the west. That front will bring a band of showers and storms our way Thursday night and Friday morning.

EuroThat scoots to our east pretty quickly Friday, leaving us with sunny afternoon skies with temps back in the 70s.

Saturday’s weather looks pretty good with readings in the upper 60s for highs with a dry sky. That all changes by Sunday with a front stalling out across the region with rounds of showers and thunderstorms cranking up. This action may continue all the way into the middle of next week and the models are spitting out some heavy rain totals:

CanadianThe pattern may turn rather chilly and ugly as we head toward the second half of next week into Kentucky Derby weekend.

Have a great day and take care.

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Frost threat Wednesday morning

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a cold front moving across the state, and it will usher in a shot of chilly air. It might get cold enough for some frost to form early Wednesday morning. Beyond this, a big weather battle looks to be brewing.

The scattered showers and storms with Tuesday’s cold front won’t be around very long. Partly sunny skies will move back in Tuesday afternoon as the drops work to our east. Highs will be in the upper 60s to near 70 with gusty winds.

Here’s what you need to track today’s action:

Current temperatures

Winds

Chilly air will dive in from the northwest this evening and really settle in later Tuesday night. Check out the forecast lows coming from the NAM:

NAM It might be a good idea to protect the tender plants and vegetation across the central and eastern parts of the state.

Highs for Wednesday afternoon will be close to 60 degrees for many. We’re back into the 70s by Thursday as another cold front takes aim at the state. This brings a line of showers and storms our way Thursday night into early Friday:

Euro 3

The models are having trouble figuring our where we go after that front swings through. Some of the models bring a big push of chilly air by late in the weekend. Others suggest we get some showers and storms by Sunday and early next week.

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking two cold fronts this week

Good Monday, everyone. We’re coming off a spectacular weekend across the Bluegrass State. The week starts nice, but we are going to see a much more active weather pattern settling in. A couple of cold fronts will bring showers and thunderstorms our way.

Clouds and winds will increase Monday as the first front nears from the west. Highs will be back in the 70s, with the threat of a shower or thunderstorm moving in Monday evening. Scattered shower and thunderstorms are likely to work in for Tuesday. Here’s what the high-res NAM radar is forecasting:

NAM

Much colder air will filter in behind this front and that could send our temps toward frosty readings by Wednesday morning:

GFS 3Highs Wednesday look to be around the 60-degree mark, with mostly sunny skies. Warmer air will surge in for Thursday and Friday, with highs well into the 70s. This warm-up is ahead of another cold front scooting our way for Friday. That should bring another round or two of showers and thunderstorms.

The pattern for the weekend into the final week of April looks unsettled and could turn ugly. That’s not what we want to hear as we roll closer to Kentucky Derby week.

I leave you with today’s tracking tools:

Current temperatures

Winds

Have a great day and take care.

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A little more action for the week ahead

Good Sunday and Happy Easter. Easter Sunday can deliver some fickle weather in our part of the world. We’ve had snow, rain and frigid temps through the years, but today is making up for all that. This is about as good as our weather can get.

Highs today will reach the low and mid 70s with mostly sunny skies. Track the temps:

Current temperatures

We should be back in the 70s on Monday as southwesterly winds gust ahead of a cold front. This front could deliver a late day shower or thunderstorm, but the majority of the action looks to hold off until Tuesday. That’s when the front arrives on the scene:

NAMWinds will be very gusty along and behind this front as much colder air sweeps in. Check out how far below normal temps go by early Wednesday:

GFS 2That could deliver a frost threat to the region with temps in the low and middle 30s. Afternoon readings should hit the upper 50s and low 60s.

70s surge back in for Thursday and Friday, but that doesn’t look to last very long. Another cold front moves in here late Friday with another shower and thunderstorm risk. Cooler air pushes in behind it for next weekend.

Have a great Easter and take care.

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A warm Easter Weekend

Good Saturday, everyone. We’ve made it to the big holiday weekend and the weather continues to look fantastic. They say life is all about timing, and so is nice weather. Anytime you can get it to coincide with a holiday weekend… everyone is happy.

Let’s start with where we are today. Highs will top out in the upper 60s to low 70s for much of central and eastern Kentucky. Our sky looks to be mostly sunny.

Current temperatures

Easter Sunday looks even better with thermometer readings heading into the low and middle 70s for our region:

NAMThe Easter Bunny may need to shed a little fur with those kinds of numbers.

Our next cold front will arrive on the scene later Monday into Tuesday. This will likely deliver a few rounds of showers and thunderstorms with a shot of cooler air to follow by Wednesday:

GFSHighs by Wednesday may struggle to get past 60 and there could even be a kiss of frost early in the day.

Temps will surge back into the 70s and could hit 80 by the end of next week.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

 

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A super weekend of weather

Good Friday, everyone. The Easter weekend is upon us, and the weather is looking about as nice as you will ever see it for the big holiday. Mild air and sunshine will make this a memorable weather weekend.

The only possible flaw in the nice weather comes Friday, as a weak cold front slips into the region. This front is moisture-starved, but it might have just enough to spit out some isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs will range from 65 to 70 degrees.

Your Friday tracking toys:

Current temperatures

Winds

Saturday will feature highs near 70 under a mostly sunny sky. Sunday will steal the weather show, with readings in the middle 70s and a deep blue sky. Enjoy!

The next threat for a few storms will move in early next week. That’s when another weak front tries to push in from the Northwest:

GFS Temps might drop for a short time behind this front, but a surge of summer air looks to develop and roll our way for the middle and end of next week:

GFS 280-degree highs will be possible before the week is finished. That’s more like it!

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Looking good for Easter weekend

Good Thursday to one and all. We are rolling into a gorgeous stretch of weather across Central and Eastern Kentucky. The timing of this looks to work out perfectly for those making plans over the Easter weekend.

This all gets started Thursday. Sunny skies will boost highs into the mid- and upper 60s for most of the region.

Current temperatures

Highs on Friday will be back into the mid- and upper 60s and could make a run at 70 degrees. The only drawback will be the small chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. The NAM shows just how isolated these might be:

NAM Easter weekend looks good, with some sunshine and temps taking off:

Euro

That looks great for all those Easter egg hunts across the region.

The next round of scattered storms will work in early next week. That doesn’t look like a big deal and is on the cusp of even warmer air shooting in for the middle and end of next week.

GFS 2

That could make for some really warm days around here for the second half of the week.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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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 Wednesday morning.

Highs later in the afternoon will reach the mid-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 highs coming from the European Model:

Euro 2

That would go a long way in making up for the nasty blast of winter 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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