Storms for the weekend

Good Friday to one and all. It’s another awesome April day across central and eastern Kentucky, but some ugly is lurking for the weekend. That’s when rounds of showers and storms rumble across our part of the world.

Temps out there today can make a run at 80 degrees on a strong southwesterly wind. Gusts may reach 40mph at times.

From here, it’s all about a wild weekend of weather. We have heavy rain, strong storms, high winds and a huge temp crash on the way. That temp drop may even throw a few flakes our way by Monday.

Our first line of storms works into western Kentucky tonight and rolls eastward into Saturday morning. There’s a chance for some of the storms to be strong or severe today in the west:

The initial line of storms should weaken some as it rolls into central and eastern Kentucky, but it may still produce high winds through early Saturday afternoon. We are going to see several dry hours on Saturday, but another round of big storms develops on top of by the evening.

There’s the risk of some severe weather across much of the region during this time:

Damaging wind appears to be the primary threat with any storms that go up through early Sunday. Here’s the Sunday severe weather risk area:

Much colder air flows in by late Sunday and takes us into Monday. That’s when rain and snow showers will be possible:

A quick rebound in thermometers will follow that by the middle of the week:

Here are your Friday tracking toys to follow the storms to our west:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a great one and take care.

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