Storms increase the next few days

Good Sunday, folks. Our steamy weekend is wrapping up with an increase in showers and storms. This will carry us into the first half of the new week, at least. Beyond that, the pattern tries to turn a little cooler. We will take a sneak peek into the long range in a bit.

Today’s storms will be coming at us in clusters from northwest to southeast. A few strong to locally severe storms will be possible. The Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction center shows the low end severe potential:

The setup for Monday looks a lot like the one we have going on today, with northwest to southeast moving storms. Once again, a low-end severe threat is with us:

Additional storms will be floating around later in the week as temps come down a bit. Another cold front arrives next weekend, bringing a cooler look to the pattern into early the following week.

The early Summer trend is for the heat to be in the western Mississippi Valley down into Texas. Cool shots have been showing up from the Ohio Valley north and east. That may very well be the signal for much of the summer. The European Weeklies through July 23rd show this well. Here are the temperature departures:

That puts Kentucky in the near normal category, but also puts us in the very wet category:

Those numbers are way above normal for our region:

The control run of the European through the same time period is even wetter:

This kind of setup would lead to a very active summer thunderstorms season, with flash flood potential written all over it.

Speaking of thunderstorms, I have you set to track today’s boomers:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.

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