Spring temps surge back into the region

Good Sunday, folks. After a round of some spring showers, the spring temps are getting ready to surge back into central and eastern Kentucky. This could send us to near record highs on Monday.

Today starts gloomy with low clouds and a leftover shower, but some sunshine will be noted this afternoon. With the slower arrival of the clearing, temps today will be held in check a little bit. The numbers will be near 60 in the east to the low 70s in the far west.

Monday will see thermometers ranging from 70-75 in many areas. The record high in Lexington is 72 set all the way back in… 2016. 🙂

Strong southwesterly winds kick in ahead of a weak system moving through Tuesday and early Wednesday. That may touch off a scattered shower or thunderstorm as temps stay mild.

Thursday looks very warm as we get set for a pattern changing storm. This is one heck of a temperature change:

GFS GIf

That clash of the seasons will lead to a potent storm system with strong/severe storms ahead of it, and cold air and snowflakes behind it:

GFS

We will need to keep a close eye on the severe threat for Friday.

Spring and winter will then start to fight it out again with intrusions of cold bumping up against bubbles of spring air. The end result will be a very active storm track across our region. You can see that on the GFS Ensembles precipitation map:

GFS Rain

Moisture is aimed from the western Gulf right into the bluegrass state.

Have a sensational Sunday and take care.

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