Rounds of storms increase

Good Wednesday, folks. A cold front is moving closer to the state today, bringing an increase in showers and thunderstorms. These storms will really pick up tonight and Thursday, with the potential for a few more storms to hang around into the holiday weekend.

Temps ahead of our front may spike into the middle and upper 80s early this afternoon, then come crashing down as the storms move in. A few of the storms may be strong this evening. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

The front slows down on top of the region for Thursday and is likely to hang around through the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The end result would be for, at least, scattered storms around on a daily basis…

We will need to watch for the potential for too much rain to fall in some areas, leading to a local high water threat.

You notice a lot of action rolling across the Caribbean toward Florida and into the Gulf on the above animation. Neither the GFS or Canadian Models develop a full blown tropical system out of that mess, but the European Model has a different attitude.

Notice the Labor Day system rolling into south Florida:

That system crosses Florida and continues to develop into the Gulf and heads toward Louisiana a few days later:

It’s interesting to note that the European also has a hurricane heading toward Hawaii at the same time. We shall see how all that plays out over the next week or so.

My thoughts on the Kentucky home opener this Saturday have not changed:

Things continue to look rather humid with scattered storms flaring up. Here’s hoping they stay away from Kroger Field.

I leave you with your storm tracking tools for the day:

Make it a good one and take care.

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