Good Sunday and Happy Father’s Day. Tropical Depression Bill is now well off to our east, but the threat for active weather remains. We have the potential for strong and severe storms this afternoon through the evening.
Before we talk about that, let’s do a brief recap on the impact of our tropical system on our region. Some talking points:
– Bill was still a tropical depression as it crossed Kentucky… Some 4 days after making landfall in Texas. That’s incredible.
– This was the first Tropical Depression to make it all the way into Kentucky since 3 storms did it back in the busy 2005 hurricane season.
– This was one of the only times on record the center of circulation of a tropical system passed over the Lexington metro.
– Lexington picked up 2″-4″ of rain from Thursday through Saturday. Officially, Saturday gave us the wettest June 20th on record with 1.8″ of rain.
Moving on to where we are today. Clusters of strong and severe storms will move in here from the northwest this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind is the primary threat from these storms. These storms should also pack a ton of lightning and torrential rain.
This looks to be the beginning of another stormy setup across Kentucky. The week ahead will feature heat and humidity with daily rounds of storms trying to crank:
A strong cold front looks to sweep in here by Friday and Saturday with some potent thunderstorms. That also should be the beginning of a MUCH cooler period. Check out the big dip in the jet stream showing up next weekend…
I have you all set to track today’s severe weather threat:
Today’s risk area
Have a great day and take care.