Another stormy setup on the way

Good Wednesday to one and all.  We are rolling into a very warm and busy thunderstorm setup in the coming days. It could bring some strong to severe storms to the region later this weekend.

Let’s start with the good stuff we have out there now. Highs will reach the 80- to 85-degree range for most of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Skies stay partly to mostly sunny on a strong southwesterly wind:

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

A cold front marches our way later Wednesday night and Thursday, with a band of thunderstorms ahead of it. A few storms could be strong, but the greatest severe threat Wednesday night remains to our west:

A potent setup develops from the Plains to the Appalachian mountains this weekend.  A surge of summer air lifts northward into our region later Friday and Saturday. This will then meet up with much colder air coming in behind it later this weekend to produce a rather explosive setup.

This is pretty awesome to see:

As the initial surge of summer air sweeps in, overrunning strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Friday night and the first half of Saturday:

Warm, moist and very unstable air will then take control Saturday and Sunday. That air is ahead of a storm system rolling across the Plains and into the Great Lakes. That will have a major snowstorm behind it and a significant severe weather outbreak ahead of it:

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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Another stormy setup on the way

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have surge of summer air blowing into the region, and this will send our temps way up. The warm air will be joined by rounds of showers and thunderstorms, ready to take control of our pattern.

Highs Tuesday are generally 75 to 80 for much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Skies will be partly sunny, making this an absolutely gorgeous day.

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Highs Wednesday are likely to hit the low and middle 80s, with gusty southwesterly winds. These winds are ahead of a cold front working in from the west. This bad boy will touch off a line of showers and storms Wednesday night and Thursday:

That sets the stage for another system ready to roll through this weekend. This one will have very warm air ahead of it but is likely to produce rounds of showers and storms. Some of these could become strong or severe and could put down a lot of rain.

Watch the progression of the stormy setup:

The models are then spitting out some significant rainfall numbers across our region:

That would be enough rain to cause additional problems across Kentucky.

Make it a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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A much warmer pattern takes over

Good Monday, folks. We are coming off a weekend that produced flooding across the southeastern part of the state. Thankfully, the rains are ending and much warmer air is pressing in. It might even feel like summer at times.

Leftover showers will be noted in the east, but the rest of the region sees skies slowly clearing. Highs Monday will range from the 50s east to the 60s in the Bluegrass. Track away:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Tuesday looks awesome, with mainly sunny skies and highs ranging from 75 to 80 degrees.

The numbers jump into the lower 80s by Wednesday as southwesterly winds kick in. This is ahead of a cold front, producing a line of showers and storms by Wednesday night:

Temps come down a bit by Thursday, but a surge of summer air is on the way for next weekend. This initial surge might be accompanied by some strong storms Friday:

Check out the model forecast highs behind the storms:

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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Better days on the way

Good Sunday to one and all. We continue to deal with some rain across our region, but better weather is about to blow in to start the new week. This will lead us into some very warm temps later in the week, with thunderstorms chances ramping up.

In the short-term, we are still watching heavy rains lashing far southeastern Kentucky. Flooding issues continue for those counties along the Virginia border and could worsen with another inch or two of rain today.

Leftover showers will give way to slow clearing for areas of central and northern parts of the region. Highs range from the upper 50s to low 60s:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Monday looks much better with temps closing in on 70 with a mix of sun and clouds. 80 is possible for Tuesday into Wednesday as strong southwesterly winds kick in ahead of a cold front. That front brings a line of strong storms in here by Wednesday night.

The Canadian has a potent line of storms:

Temps will then surge by the end of next week into next weekend. Readings will head deep into the 80s and could flirt with 90 degrees. That warm and unstable air could set the stage for a plains to Appalachian Mountains severe weather outbreak:

Have a great day and take care.

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Heavy rain for the weekend

Good Saturday, folks. We have rounds of heavy rain rolling across the state as temps come way down. This ugly weather carries us into Sunday, but a surge of summer temps will be on the way for next week.

Highs Saturday range from near 50 in the north to the 60s along the Tennessee line. The heavy rain might cause a few local high-water problems across the south and southeast through Saturday night.

Here are the trackers to get you through the day:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Wraparound showers will be with us Sunday, with the greatest concentration across the south and east. Temps will continue to be lower than normal in these areas, but some recovery is likely in the west and north.

Monday will see clouds clearing the state, with highs returning to the upper 60s and low 70s. Highs near 80 will be noted Tuesday and Wednesday, ahead of a cold front. Some strong storms will be possible with this front by late Wednesday:

Temps won’t come down behind that. If anything, they should increase. Check out the forecast highs for Friday:

Some big storms could follow that heat into next weekend.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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Heavy rain to start the weekend

Good Friday, folks. We have rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms rolling in to kick off the weekend. This action is courtesy of a slow-moving low-pressure system working on top of the Bluegrass State.

We will have some breaks in the rain Friday, but it will quickly fill back in from west to east into the evening. Highs range from the middle 60s to low 70s, depending on where you live:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Additional rounds of heavy rain and storms will then swing eastward Friday night through Saturday. Rain totals through the weekend could average from 1 to 3 inches:

Local high-water problems are a possibility.

The showers will really decrease quickly Sunday, with areas across the north and west seeing much better weather settling in. This shows up well on the forecast temp map:

Things will turn warm very quickly early next week as highs head toward the low 80s. A few thunderstorms will then roll in toward the middle of the week, but a hot pattern looks to take over by the end of the week and next weekend:

Folks, I could see highs flirting with 90 degrees in this kind of setup! That could fire up thunderstorms and potential severe weather from the Plains into our region.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Heavy rain for the weekend ahead

Good Thursday to one and all. We are dealing with a super warm day across the bluegrass state, but the weekend heavy rain threat is taking center stage. This can lead to some issues, with local high water issues possible.

Highs today are in the 80-85 degree range with a small chance for a shower or storm. A broken line of storms will then move in here later this evening into early Friday morning. Some of those storms may be strong:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Friday will see the best chance for rain south of Interstate 64 as we head into the afternoon. This happens as our cold front stalls out on top of the region.

This is ahead of a slow-moving system rolling across the state with very heavy rain into the weekend:

Many of the models continue to advertise a lot of rain:

That would be more than enough to cause some local high water issues.

 

 

 

 

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Watching the weekend washout potential

Good Wednesday to one and all. We continue to see a scattering of showers and storms across the region. This is coming with higher temps for the next few days, but big changes are looming for the weekend. A lot of rain and lower temps will be possible around here.

Highs Wednesday are in the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds, and a scattered shower or storm. The greatest threat is across the south and southeast part of the state:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Highs on Thursday could reach 80 to 85 across much of the region, with mainly dry weather. A broken line of strong storms will then work in from the northwest Thursday night. That action is ahead of a cold front slowing down on top of us. This allows for a slow-moving low-pressure system to move in from the southwest:

That setup could bring heavy rain across the state through Sunday. The models show the heaviest falling across the southern half of the state:

We will need to keep a close eye on that setup.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Rounds of storms ahead

Good Tuesday, folks. We continue to track a pretty active weather pattern for Central and Eastern Kentucky. It’s a setup throwing scattered storms at us Tuesday, but it also can throw many more storms our way later this week into the weekend.

Highs Tuesday will top out in the 70s, with clouds and the sun doing a little dance. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur during this time, with the greatest concentration across the south and southeast. Heavy rains there could cause a few issues.

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Wednesday’s weather looks similar, with a storm or two and highs in the 70s. Thursday’s highs could hit the low 80s ahead of a cold front sliding in from the northwest. This could touch off a line of showers and strong storms during the evening and overnight:

Friday’s temps will be much lower as slightly drier air moves in. That dry air isn’t going to carry us through the weekend, though. That’s because of a slow-moving storm system rolling in from the southwest. This system looks to bring a lot of moisture our way:

Thunderstorms and heavy rains are a good possibility for the weekend. Some of the models suggest more than 2 inches of rain for areas of Kentucky.

Lower temps will be noted as this system rolls through.

Have a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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More storms around for the week ahead

Good Monday to one and all. We have rounds of showers and thunderstorms taking aim at our region over the next week and change. It’s certainly not going to storm all the time, but each day will feature the threat of some boomers.

Let’s start with Monday. Highs will reach the 70s, with scattered showers and thunderstorms on the move. The most likely chance comes in the morning across the northern half of the state, with some of that stuff lingering into the afternoon in the south:

Some more scattered storms will be around Tuesday, with highs in the 70s.

Wednesday and Thursday could fire up a few more storms as temps really begin to take off. Highs should reach the upper 70s to low 80s on both days.

This will be ahead of a storm system rolling out of the Southwest. This might very well cut off from the main flow, allowing for this thing to slow down right on top of us:

The result would be heavy rain and thunderstorms giving way to windy, wet and much cooler weather.

Check out the high temps coming from the models:

We typically get one or two of those ugly-looking systems each spring, so something like that really isn’t a big surprise.

Make it a magnificent Monday and take care.

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