Summer temps join the storms

Good Saturday to one and all. Our temperatures this weekend will be more typical of the end of July than the end of April. This blast of early season heat and humidity will join rounds of storms plaguing the region. Some of these continue to cause issues.

These storms will be with us across the northern half of the region early today. A few can be severe with high winds and hail. The main threat may be from flooding as these storms dump torrential rains.

The storms become more scattered this afternoon as temps head into the mid and upper 80s. I could see a spot of two getting close to 90 degrees.

Track today’s action:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Sunday will feature similar temps on a gusty southwesterly wind. That will be ahead of a strong cold front barreling in by Sunday night. This should touch off a line of strong to severe thunderstorms:

A very ugly setup appears to be in the making as we head into late next week into the Kentucky Derby Saturday:

Widespread gusty rains may develop late Thursday and carry us through Oaks Day and, possibly Derby Day. One thing looks certain, temps will be pretty darn cool around here and for much of the eastern half of the country.

Have a great day and take care.

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