Rounds of storms on the way

Good Friday, folks. We’re starting out the day with near-record lows and frosty conditions across most of Central and Eastern Kentucky. This threat is now behind us, and it’s time to focus on the next threat: severe weather.

Rounds of showers and storms will roll across Kentucky Friday night and Saturday. These boomers could pack quite the punch. Here’s a look at the potential:

Special1The action gets started later Friday evening as the first round of showers and storms works in from the west. Here’s regional radar:

Showers and storms will be around early Saturday as a warm front lifts into the region. That will put parts of the region into the warm sector of a storm system. This will increase the instability, which leads to an increased chance of strong or severe storms.

The future radar from the NAM shows some big-time storms rolling across the region Saturday afternoon and evening:

NAM 4We will have to keep a close eye on the severe storms potential with those storm clusters.

Conditions will improve later Sunday as drier and cooler air sweeps back in from the northwest.

Have a great day and take care.

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