Good Monday to one and all. We are coming off a great looking weekend in the bluegrass state, but a cold front is about to turn things stormy. This front slams in here over the next few days, bringing the potential for strong to severe storms.
As usual, let’s begin with where we are today. Highs are pushing 90 in many areas with a mix of sun and clouds. There’s a little more humidity into the mix and that may fire up isolated showers and storms. The greatest risk for that is across northern parts of Kentucky. This is also the area in the low-end risk for a few severe storms:
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As our cold front sinks into the state on Tuesday, thunderstorms should have no issues cranking. These storms may pack an increasing threat for damaging winds and large hail as they roll east/southeast during the day. Here’s the Tuesday Severe Weather Outlook:
These storms will also be prolific lightning and heavy rain makers, so local flash flooding is something to watch for. Not everyone gets in on this action, with the greatest coverage being across the south and east.
In addition to the storm threat, any sun ahead of our front will make it feel like a sauna for a few hours. Heat index numbers around 100 will be possible.
A disturbance will follow that up on Wednesday and bring another threat for showers and thunderstorms. This is when temps come down several degrees.
The pattern after that finds the heat taking jabs at us through next week. Given the fact we are on the outer edges of this heat, we may see thunderstorms roll in from time to time. For the first time in a while, the Ensembles are painting above normal rainfall around here over the next 2 weeks:
Have a marvelous Monday and take care.