Severe threat for Wednesday

Good Tuesday, folks. It’s another very nice weather day across the Commonwealth, but that’s about to change in a hurry. Rounds of big time thunderstorms will target the state starting Wednesday, bringing the potential for severe weather and flash flooding.

Before we get to that, the weather is very nice out there today. Highs are in the upper 70s and low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. There is the smallest chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm going up, but most stay dry. Here’s regional radar to keep you company:

Instability is forecast to rapidly increase on Wednesday and this is when severe weather is likely to show up. Given the setup, we are likely to see several clusters of strong to severe storms working across Kentucky, bringing a damaging wind threat. Hail and a brief tornado are possible, but the wind threat looks to be front and center.

Here’s the Wednesday Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:

In addition to the severe threat, these storms will be loaded with rain and that may cause flash flooding issues from time to time.

In addition to the severe threat, these storms will be loaded with rain and that may cause flash flooding issues from time to time.

The flash flood threat is likely to carry us through the rest of the week and into the upcoming weekend as rounds of storms impact the region. This isn’t going to be constant rains and you will likely see several dry hours each day, but when it does rain… It will REALLY rain.. That’s especially true when some tropical moisture gets involved in the setup.

The system continues to evolve in the western Gulf Of Mexico:

Even if it never develops into a named storm, it is likely to send moisture toward our region by the weekend:

Temps will stay seasonal during this time, but once this system passes, it’s back to a cool looking mid-June pattern:

Enjoy your Tuesday and take care.

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