June starts with a few storms

Good Friday and welcome to June. The brand new month is off and running, feeling and looking a lot like the previous month. Scattered storms and steamy temps are in store for the first few days of the month, then some changes work into town.

We are coming off a severe weather filled final day of May, which was a far cry from most of the month. It was a very quiet severe weather month, but more than made up for it in other areas.  Look at the numbers from our historic month:

The hottest May on record and 10th wettest May on record for Lexington is an amazing accomplishment. Most of the hottest months occur during very dry months, but May more than bucked that trend.

Here’s an amazing stat for you: Since 2012 Lexington has recorded the Hottest February on record (and 2nd hottest), the hottest March on record, the hottest April on record and now the hottest May on record. Just… WOW!

Scattered showers and storms will be noted across the region today and a few could be strong early on. That said, we shouldn’t be dealing with the severity of the storms from Thursday. The overall threat from the Storm Prediction Center isn’t that great:

Saturday should see a dip in the storm action early in the day, but more storms may develop later in the day. Those storms may bring the severe weather threat back into parts of western and central Kentucky through Saturday night. Here’s the Saturday Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

Those storms rumble through quickly on Sunday morning, with much cooler and better air coming in behind this as a noreaster looking system develops:

This air hangs tough into early next week, when we may string together a few days in the 70s for highs. The GFS event takes our lows way down by Tuesday morning:

The setup for later next week into the following week may be one that sends storm clusters our way from the northwest.

Here are your storm tracking tools for the day:

 

 

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Make it a good one and take care.

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