Severe weather threat for Thursday

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a very active weather pattern taking shape across the Bluegrass State. This will lead to the potential for strong and severe thunderstorms ┬álate Thursday. It also means winter has a long way to go before it’s done.

Our short-term weather will see a few showers early Wednesday then some sun in the afternoon. Winds will be breezy, with highs hitting 50 by the afternoon.

Winds are really going to crank as we head into Thursday as a major storm rolls from the Plains into the Great Lakes region. Gusts to 40 mph will be possible without thunderstorms. That line of thunderstorms will then roll east along a cold front late Thursday evening. This is a classic-looking storm system:

NAM

The main threat from that line of storms should be damaging winds. The prime time for severe weather will be from late evening through early morning.

Much colder air comes in behind the front and sends temps into the 30s by Friday morning.

The start of the weekend continues to look pretty good, with a fair amount of sun and highs in the 40s for Saturday. An arctic front moves in Sunday and might bring a round of light snow to the region.

This sets the stage for another harsh winter pattern taking shape from next week into early March. Look at where the lowest-temperature anomalies set up next week:

Euro 2That’s a familiar look that we have seen all winter long.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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