Good Wednesday, folks. It’s another mid-June like day taking shape for central and eastern Kentucky, but things are about to change in a big way. Strong to severe storms on Thursday will usher in a cooler and fairly damp pattern for the weekend ahead.
Let us begin with where we are today. Highs are in the low and middle 80s for much of the region under a mostly sunny sky. There’s a small threat for a shower or thunderstorm to go up. The best chance may wind up being across the western parts of the Commonwealth.
This area is closer to a big severe weather outbreak ongoing across the plains and Mississippi Valley. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook for our region:
This threat will move farther east into Kentucky and surrounding areas on Thursday. Damaging winds and large hail would be the main players to watch out for. Here’s the Thursday Severe Weather Outlook:
The extent of that severe threat is largely dependent on how early day storms behave just to our south and southwest.
Showers hang around into Friday as cooler winds blow back in here. This happens as a cold front slows down, allowing for another big storm system to develop and roll our way. Rain will increase from southwest to northeast later Saturday into Saturday night. Heavy rain and some thunder would then sweep through the state on Sunday.
This could cause local high water issues to develop in some areas. The European Model is cranking out several inches of rain from Thursday through Sunday:
Temps will be very cool as that system moves through, with a cooler than normal pattern through next week.
Make it a great Wednesday and take care.