Good Monday to one and all. We have a cold front crossing the state, touching off a morning round of strong thunderstorms. This setup will lead to a very active first week of May, as another potent storm moves in later this week.
Monday morning’s storms will come at us in a line from west to east. Some high winds and heavy rains are a good bet with this line. There’s a chance of a few strong or severe storms early in the day.
Things turn much better by the afternoon, with a mix of sun and clouds, and highs near 70.
Tuesday looks similar to what we have Monday afternoon, but things will change quickly as we inch closer to Kentucky Derby weekend.
A potent storm system will roll in from the southwest, bringing widespread rain, gusty winds and chilly air:
Those rains could make for a rather ugly Kentucky Oaks Day, with the potential for improving conditions for Derby Day.
Some local high-water problems will be possible in that setup.
As the storm moves away, there’s the potential for skies to clear enough for some patchy frost to form. The models have a pretty cold look for early May:
Make it a great Monday and take care.