A Crazy Pattern Taking Shape

Good Wednesday to one and all. Showers and thunderstorms brought some much needed rainfall to the bluegrass state on Tuesday. It was too much of a good thing for parts of the region as areas near Louisville picked up nearly 4″ of water. That caused serious flooding for a few spots. This is all part of a crazy pattern that has a lot of crazy yet to go this week.

Today will be a very nice late May day with temps ranging from 80-85 under partly sunny skies. This won’t last very long as we have a powerful storm taking aim at the Ohio Valley Thursday and Friday. This has an early spring look to it and may spawn severe weather across the region late Thursday into early Friday.

Take a look at this wrapped up low pressure via the NAM model:

We are likely to see a 30 degree or greater temperature difference from the air ahead of this storm to the air behind it. That’s not very common for this time of year. Just look at how far below normal this air is forecast to be as we start the month of June:

That is more than impressive to see for the start of meteorological summer. Temps Friday may have a hard time getting much past 60 degrees once the front passes. Readings by Saturday morning may make a run at 40 degrees. What? The record low for Lexington for Saturday is 45 degrees. That record is in jeopardy.

I will have updates as needed. Enjoy your Wednesday and take care.

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