Gusty winds, heavy rain and a few strong storms

Good Thursday, everyone. Our strong storm system is working into the region today, bringing the potential for strong storms, heavy rains and high winds. As this monster of a system slows down, it means some ugly weather will likely be with us into the start of Easter Weekend.

Winds will be very gusty today and may reach 30mph or higher at times. Temps range from the low 70s west to the low 80s east. Isolated showers and storms will be possible today, but many areas stay dry. A line of showers and storms will move into western parts of the state this afternoon, then slowly work across the rest of the state tonight. Some of the storms may be strong or severe.

Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

In addition to the low end severe threat, heavy rains are likely and could cause local high water issues.

A very strong upper low then moves slowly across the region Friday into Saturday. Gusty showers increase on Friday as temps come way down. Winds will also be gusty.

Saturday looks even colder as the core of the upper low is right on top of us. This will likely produce cold rains across areas of central and eastern Kentucky. These lows can sometimes produce enough cold air to actually have some flakes mixing in with the rain. This shows up on the NAM:

The European Model is a little more emphatic with the flake chance:

Flakes or no flakes, Saturday is going to be a pretty ugly day for a lot of people.

The good news is that this system moves away Saturday night and allows warmer air to pull into town for Easter Sunday:

Here are your Thursday tracking tools:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs



Make it a great day and take care.

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