Storming into a new week

Good Monday everyone, and welcome to a wild week of weather. This week before Christmas is starting off with the chance for strong thunderstorms across the Bluegrass State. That kicks off a wild period that will include a major temperature drop and some snow.

An area of low pressure will work northward across the state today. Showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of this low, and there’s just enough instability for a strong or severe storm. Large hail and isolated damaging winds will be possible in the strongest storms.

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

Current Risk

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas Current MDs

We won’t need thunderstorms to get gusty winds out there today. Some of these gusts could top 30 mph at times.

Colder air moves in tonight and Tuesday morning, with a leftover rain or snow shower in the north and east.

The next storm will roll in by Wednesday night and Thursday. This storm will work into the northern Ohio Valley and Great Lakes and drag a powerful cold front across the state. Temps will be in the 50s on Thursday morning and then fall into the upper 20s by early evening.

Gusty showers and thunderstorms will precede this front with a quick change to snow showers and squalls behind it by the end of the day. Watch how fast the change happens behind the front:

Snow showers and flurries will carry us through Friday, with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. Winds are going to be VERY gusty Thursday and Friday, and this will make it feel even colder.

I will have updates as needed today. Have a good one and take care.

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