Tracking strong storms

Good Thursday to one and all. We have a potent cold front blowing into the region, bringing the chance of strong storms and heavy rains. This will unleash a more comfortable brand of air for the weekend, but we can’t shake the shower and storm threat.

Let’s talk about Thursday’s front then move forward.

Scattered showers and storms are possible in the morning, with a line of strong storms developing in afternoon and evening. This line could contain high winds and hail as it sweeps from west to east.

In addition to the strong storm threat, these boomers are loaded with moisture and could produce torrential rain. This could lead to local high-water problems at some point.

Here are your storm-tracking tools for the day:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Leftover showers and storms will be around into early Friday, but things get much better during the afternoon and evening. Lower humidity quickly sweeps in, setting the stage for a very nice opening to the high school football season in Kentucky.

Another system dives in by Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing a few showers and storms:

Looking ahead toward eclipse day, we continue to see the models spitting out the chance for some clouds and isolated showers and storms. Here’s the cloud forecast from the GFS:

We will have a few days to nail down the forecast for specific locations.

Make it a great day and take care.

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