Strong storms blowing in today

Good Wednesday and welcome to another stormy day in Kentucky. A strong cold front is working from northwest to southeast across the state and will lead to rounds of showers and thunderstorms. These storms may end up on the strong or severe side of things.

The storms will come at us in clusters and may produce high winds and hail for some. There’s another side of the storms we will need to keep an eye on and that’s the heavy rain aspect. We have a soaked ground and today’s storms can put down a quick inch or two in a few spots. That may cause local flash flooding.

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

Today’s risk area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

The cold front will work through here early Thursday as showers and storms taper off. This will set the stage for some cooler and drier air to work in by the end of the day and carry us into Friday.

The pattern for the weekend will be determined by a lot of factors. We have a busy upper air map coming from the GFS:

GFS 2The models are forecasting an upper level low to spin across our region as what’s left of Chantal impacts the southeastern seaboard. Some of the models are trying to get these two together across the region.  That would bring some decent rainfall back in here.

Other models aren’t so excited about that hookup. Moral of the story… stay tuned.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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