Good Thursday everyone. We have a great day in store for the bluegrass state as sunny skies return. The weather out there today is going to be the calm between two severe weather events. Our next round of rough and tumble weather will move in Friday into Friday night.
Wednesday was every bit as wild as we thought it would be. Thunderstorms delivered tornadoes and damaging winds to much of the bluegrass state. The severe weather reports continue to rise and the number of confirmed tornadoes will also rise as the NWS gets out and surveys the damage. Check out the early number of Wednesday severe weather reports from the Storm Prediction Center:
Kentucky was the epicenter of the daytime Wednesday outbreak that actually started Tuesday evening across the plains states.
Another strong low pressure system will gather steam across the plains states and will lift into the Great Lakes by Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms will blossom out ahead of this system and will begin to roll our way late tonight into early Friday. The SPC is highlighting far western Kentucky for some severe storms tonight:
That risk for severe storms will then engulf the rest of the state Friday into Friday night. This has the potential to become another widespread severe weather event.
I will have another update later today. Have a great Thursday and take care.