Changes for Derby Week

Good Sunday to one and all. We are rolling into the closing days of April and we have some big temperature changes taking place. Our cooler than normal setup is about to flip to one that feels more like summer for a few days into Kentucky Derby Week. That summer feel does not include Derby Weekend.

As always, let’s start with today and roll forward. Highs are only in the upper 50s and low 60s with skies becoming partly sunny. The day may start with a shower or two, especially in the east:

Monday brings a big temperature turnaround as reading soar deep into the 70s. Winds become southwesterly and that could help fire up a few showers and thunderstorms.

Temps by Tuesday and Wednesday will have a definite summer feel and look to them:

A storm or two is possible during this time, especially on Wednesday. Boomers will increase as slow-moving system rolls our way. The models are struggling on when this system gets out of town, with the GFS keeping it going through Kentucky Oaks Day:

As of now, the trend is for a dry and seasonally cool Kentucky Derby Day. That said, we need to watch that system to make sure it isn’t slower than the models are indicating. Also, that’s an interesting looking disturbance heading into the BahamasĀ for this time of year.

Have a great day and take care.

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