Another stormy setup on the way

Good Wednesday to one and all.  We are rolling into a very warm and busy thunderstorm setup in the coming days. It could bring some strong to severe storms to the region later this weekend.

Let’s start with the good stuff we have out there now. Highs will reach the 80- to 85-degree range for most of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Skies stay partly to mostly sunny on a strong southwesterly wind:

 

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

A cold front marches our way later Wednesday night and Thursday, with a band of thunderstorms ahead of it. A few storms could be strong, but the greatest severe threat Wednesday night remains to our west:

A potent setup develops from the Plains to the Appalachian mountains this weekend.  A surge of summer air lifts northward into our region later Friday and Saturday. This will then meet up with much colder air coming in behind it later this weekend to produce a rather explosive setup.

This is pretty awesome to see:

As the initial surge of summer air sweeps in, overrunning strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Friday night and the first half of Saturday:

Warm, moist and very unstable air will then take control Saturday and Sunday. That air is ahead of a storm system rolling across the Plains and into the Great Lakes. That will have a major snowstorm behind it and a significant severe weather outbreak ahead of it:

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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