Storms and heavy rain moving in

Good Thursday, friends. We are heading into a very stormy period across central and eastern Kentucky. Rounds of boomers could bring severe weather and flooding rains to parts of the region over the next few days.

Scattered showers and storms develop from west to east today. Some of the storms across central and western Kentucky could be strong or severe. Winds will continue to crank today and could reach 35mph at times.

Showers and thunderstorms will increase late tonight and into Friday. Severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail will be possible. Gusty winds of 40mph will be common.

Heavy rains through Friday night could cause some flooding issues. Many of the forecast models are suggesting 1″-3″ of rain during this time.

Chilly and dry weather moves in for Saturday with temps in the low and mid 50s. Easter Sunday continues to look good with 30s to start and 60s to end.

Watch the pattern for next week! It has the look of a severe weather producer on more than one day.

Let’s get back to what’s going on today. Here’s your daily dose of weather trackers:

Today’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Stormy days ahead

Good Wednesday to one and all. April is underway with more nice weather across Central and Eastern Kentucky. The mild and sunny weather will soon be replaced by some showers and thunderstorms.

A very weak cold front pushed through overnight and is allowing for slightly cooler air to filter in. Highs Wednesday will generally run in the mid- and upper 60s under sunny skies.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will slowly increase Thursday as highs surge into the 70s. The hi-res NAM simulated radar shows what I’m talking about:

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A few of those storms could be on the strong side. An increased threat of showers and thunderstorms will be with us Friday. That’s when a strong storm system rolls across our part of the world:

 

EuroWidespread showers and thunderstorms should be around for the opening day of the spring meet at Keeneland. Again, a few of the storms might be strong.

Gusty winds also will be a big problem, with gusts that could top 40 mph at times. Much cooler weather then moves in for Saturday, with highs in the lower 50s. Easter Sunday continues to look nice, starting in the upper 30s and ending in the low 60s.

Very warm and stormy conditions will be likely for the following week.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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Mild temps to bring some storms

Good Tuesday, folks. We have a wonderful period of weather upon us as mild temperatures rule for a few days. It’s part of the overall setup that might see the mild turn to warm over the next week and change.

Highs Tuesday will hit the upper 60s and low 70s across Central and Eastern Kentucky as skies stay mainly sunny.

Thermometers on Wednesday should end up in similar fashion, with a mix of sun and clouds.

We start to see a bit of change on Thursday with an increase in scattered showers and thunderstorms. Those storms will ramp it up a notch on Friday as a storm system works across the Ohio Valley:

Euro 2That mess looks to clear out over Easter weekend as temps come down just a bit:

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What about Wildcats fans heading to Indianapolis for the Final Four? Here ya go:

UK FourMake it a great day and take care.

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Spring weather for the week ahead

Good Monday to one and all. It’s a big week for weather across our region. Many of the kids are out of school for spring break, and Easter weekend is just around the corner. It continues to look as if spring is finally showing up. It’s all about timing!

A fast-moving band of showers will move to our east early Monday, leaving behind a mix of sun and clouds. Afternoon highs will reach into the 50s.

Tuesday’s highs look even better as many areas head into the upper 60s. A few spots might see a run at the 70-degree mark:

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The weather Wednesday should be similar to what we’ll have Tuesday.

The next chance of showers and thunderstorms sweeps in on Thursday:

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That’s ahead of a storm system set to plow through here to start the Easter weekend. The models are showing this system to be faster and weaker than what they had been showing. Right now, most models bring this through Friday, with showers and thunderstorms:

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With a weaker system, temps behind that may not be as low as initially thought. I will keep watching that setup as the week wears on.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Spring pushes in for the week ahead

Good Sunday to one and all. Many of the kiddos across our region are out of school on spring break, and it looks as if the weather might act the part. Much milder air is on the way for the next several days!

After the past few days of wintertime conditions, we certainly need it. Lexington hit 19 degrees Saturday morning, and that was the lowest temperature this late in spring since 1964. That’s 51 years ago.

Highs Sunday will reach the mid 50s, with partly sunny skies and some clouds on the increase. Winds will be very gusty and could approach 30 mph at times. These winds are ahead of a cold front that could spit out a few showers across the region this evening.

Those will work quickly to our east on Monday as some afternoon sun takes over. Highs should be back into the middle and upper 50s.

Tuesday and Wednesday could find thermometers getting closer to 70 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. Our next threat of a shower or thunderstorm comes Wednesday night and Thursday. That might open the floodgates to a very warm Friday, with highs reaching well into the 70s.

This will be ahead of a strong storm system pushing in later Friday and Saturday. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be possible with this bad boy:

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Highs behind that system will then drop into the 40s Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Some milder days on the way

Good Saturday and welcome to the final weekend of March. Old Man Winter pushed back into the region with some snow showers and flurries ushering in some waaaaay below normal temperatures. This cold air is around through the start of Sunday, but milder days are ahead of us as we roll into next week.

Highs today will reach the upper 30s and low 40s with a partly sunny sky.

Sunday will start in the 20s and end in the 50s on a strong southwesterly wind. Gusts by the afternoon and evening could reach 30mph at times.

A very weak cold front will then slide into the region Sunday night and Monday morning. This will bring a band of showers into the region:

EuroThose showers will move through quickly and should leave us with some Monday afternoon sunshine. Some mid and upper 50s will be possible.

Temps hit the 60s for Tuesday and Wednesday and have a shot at hitting the 70 degree mark.

Another system will impact our weather by Thursday with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. This is ahead of a much larger storm system that looks to move in here to start the Easter Weekend:

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That could bring us some thunderstorms and much colder air.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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A frigid start to the weekend

Good Friday, everyone. The final weekend of March is off and running on a very cold weather note across Central and Eastern Kentucky. The cold weather will carry us for a few more days before our active weather pattern kicks back in.

Highs Friday will reach the upper 30s and low 40s in most areas, with the potential for a rain or snow shower. Winds will be rather gusty, and that will add more of a chill to the air:

Saturday is a very cold day with lows in the upper teens and low 20s and highs not too far from 40 degrees. That’s more than 20 degrees colder than normal.

Sunday looks better with highs in the 50s with very gusty winds. Those winds are ahead of our next cold front moving in for Monday. Gusty showers are a good bet to start the new week:

EuroMonday will feature chilly air, with milder air coming in Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs by then will probably surge into the 60s.

Another cold front moves in for Thursday, with some more showers. That paves the way for a much bigger storm system to move in for Easter weekend:

Euro 3That could bring some big thunderstorms and much colder air our way. We’ll keep a close eye on that setup.

Have a great day and take care.

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Big changes moving in Thursday

Good Thursday, folks. We’ve been yapping about a major change blowing into town, and Thursday is the day it happens. A strong cold front is rolling across the commonwealth and bringing a huge temperature drop to go with some showers and thunderstorms.

Old Man Winter even tries to get in behind the front. Let’s break it all down:

– Temps will start the day well into the 60s across the eastern half of the state, with a high of 70 possible.

– Those numbers crash through the 40s by late afternoon as winds continue to crank up. Gusts Thursday might reach 35 to 40 mph as the front moves in.

– The cold really settles in Thursday night and Friday with a chance of a few snowflakes. Highs on Friday will range from the mid-40s in the south and west to about 40 in the north and northeast.

– That air grows even colder by Saturday, with lows in the upper teens and low 20s. Highs will struggle into the upper 30s and low 40s.

– Sunday looks windy, with highs in the 50s again, ahead of another cold front that brings some showers and chillier air for Monday.

– The weather next week should slowly moderate, and we could see highs near 70 again by the middle of the week. That should come with a price, with showers and storms increasing shortly thereafter.

I have you all set to track the weather out there Thursday:

 

 

Make it a terrific Thursday and take care.

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Tracking a huge weather change

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a major weather change on the way to the Bluegrass State. Our spring fling is about to turn into another round of winter woes by the end of the week, and the change looks swift.

Highs Wednesday spike to about 70 degrees in many areas on a gusty southwesterly wind. That wind could stir up a shower or thunderstorm at any point. I will have your tracking tools in a bit.

Thursday is the day of real change, as a powerful cold front moves through. Check out the temperature spread showing up by the middle of the afternoon:

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That is pretty amazing to see! A temperature drop of 20 to 30 degrees is likely in less than an hour as the front moves through. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will be likely, with the heaviest rains showing up across the north and west:

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It might be cold enough for some snowflakes by late Thursday evening and Friday morning. Temps by then will be close to the freezing mark.

Another batch of light snow or flurries could zip in here later Friday as even colder air swings in. We may be in the teens by Saturday morning.

The overall pattern should slowly moderate into next week. That’s when we have to watch for a few more systems to affect our region. The rainfall numbers through next week show an increase from the map above:

Euro 3 I leave you with a healthy helping of tracking tools:

Make it a great day and take care.

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A wild temperature ride on the way

Good Tuesday to one and all. We continue to see a heck of a temperature gradient showing up from north to south across our region. This is all part of a wild temperature ride for the next several days. All of this will eventually lead to a taste of wintertime by the end of the week.

A warm front lifts to the north across the region Tuesday. This front means a few showers will be possible, with highs in the 40s across the north and 60s in the south and west.

Much warmer air moves in for Wednesday, with afternoon highs making a run at the 70-degree mark on a gusty southwesterly wind. That wind could also produce a stray shower or thunderstorm.

A very strong cold front then moves in Thursday with widespread showers and thunderstorms:

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Some areas could pick up close to an inch of rain out of that mess. The temperature drop along and behind the front is fairly impressive:

GFS TEMPS 1

The air grows even colder for Friday and Saturday, with highs from the upper 30s to the low 40s and a few snowflakes possible. Lows by Saturday morning could drop into the upper teens:

GFS TEMPS 2Highs by Sunday should rebound into the 50s as winds gust up ahead of another cold front. That should knock temps back down a few degrees by Monday.

Enjoy your day and take care.

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