Watching the Easter storm threat

Good Saturday, everyone. We are dealing with a very warm Easter weekend across the region, but a stormy pattern is waiting in the wings. How much of an impact will that have on your Easter Sunday? Let’s get into it.

First off, we start with the weather out there today. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. There is a small threat for a shower or thunderstorm going up across our region. I have you all set to do some Saturday tracking:

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Lexington

Easter Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and storms increasing later in the day. This is NOT going to be a washout and it is NOT going to rain all day. Not even close! The best chance for storms will come late afternoon into the evening. Additional showers and storms will carry us into early Monday.

The NAM is showing some heavy rain pockets during this time:

Rounds of showers and storms look common next week into the following week. It’s a setup that can deliver some strong to severe storms, with very heavy rains a possibility.

The next two weeks worth of rain from the GFS is impressive:

Have a sensational Saturday and take care.

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Super warm before some storms

Good Friday, folks. Our Easter weekend is kicking off with thermometers more typical of early June than the middle of April. With the higher temps will come an increasing threat of thunderstorms as the weekend wears on.

Highs Friday hit the lower 80s in much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Skies will stay partly to mostly sunny:

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Lexington

Saturday looks mainly dry, but isolated showers and storms try to develop in our region. Highs will range from the upper 70s to low 80s in many areas.

Storms will increase on Easter Sunday, and a few could be strong:

This will lead us into a rather stormy week ahead. We will keep the high temps, but “bowling ball” type systems will roll from west to east across the country. Here’s one for early week:

And here comes another later in the week:

Those will bring rounds of strong to severe storms from the Plains States into the Ohio Valley. Heavy rains are a good bet. Take a look at the rainfall forecast through next week:

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Have a great Friday and take care.

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It feels like early summer

Good Thursday to one and all. It’s a busy forecast period, with all kinds of outdoor events going on as we head into Easter weekend. The temps moving in could not be any better for everything going on. What about the storm chances? Some boomers will be around.

Highs Thursday range from 75 to 80 degrees for much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. This bodes well for the home opener of the Lexington Legends:

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Lexington

Friday and Saturday will see highs hit 80 in most of the region, but there is a small chance of a storm.

The storm threat will really ramp up on Easter Sunday, with highs in the 70s. Some of the storms later in the day could be on the strong side:

We will keep the warm weather into next week, but “bowling ball” type systems will roll from west to east across the country. Here’s one for early week:

And here comes another later in the week:

Those will bring rounds of strong to severe storms from the Plains states into the Ohio Valley. Heavy rains are a distinct possibility in our region. You can see that on the rainfall forecast:

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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A warm look for our Easter Weekend

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have a lot of big events on the way in the days ahead, and the weather continues to look very, very warm. Can we keep the storm chances away for all those Easter egg hunts? That’s the million dollar question.

Highs today will hit the upper 60s and low 70s with mostly sunny skies:

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Lexington

Highs today will be in the low 70s for many under mostly sunny skies. Readings later this week into the weekend may make a run at 80 degrees in many areas:

There will be a small chance for a storm by Friday. Unfortunately, the best chance for some storms comes your way on Easter Sunday:

The pattern heading into next week has rounds of storms written all over it:

This can bring rounds of strong to severe storms from the plains states into our part of the world. The rainfall forecast the GFS show this very well:

Make it a great day and take care.

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Scattered storms on the move

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a very weak cold front crossing the state today, and it’s bringing scattered showers and storms with it. I’m tracking this action and the all important Easter Weekend forecast.

Let’s start with what’s going on out there today. Scattered showers and storms will bring some gusty winds and heavy downpours our way. Temps ahead of the storms can spike deep into the 70s. As usual, I have you all set to do some weather tracking:

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Lexington

Highs on Wednesday will top our in the low 70s as mostly sunny skies return. This carries into Thursday with highs in the middle 70s and just a small chance for a shower or storm.

That small storm risk will also be with us on Good Friday, which is also the spring game for the football Cats at Commonwealth Stadium.

Temps for our Easter Weekend are about as warm as you will find for this big weekend:

A weak cold front will move our way on Easter and could bring some storms with it:

Have a terrific Tuesday and take care.

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A warm week begins

Good Monday to one and all. We have a busy week of events taking place across our part of the world. We have the Legends home opener on Thursday, the Blue/White game on Friday, Keeneland, and Easter weekend. Can we keep the storms away? Hmm

Highs today will range from 75-80 in most areas under a mostly sunny sky.

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Lexington

A few clouds will increase this afternoon and evening, ahead of a weak cold front. That front will likely produce a broken line of showers and storms:

Temps will come down a few degrees, but that won’t last long. This pattern is skewed much warmer than normal through next week:

What about storm chances during all this? We will likely see a storm chance around for this Thursday and Friday:

Another disturbance may touch off some scattered storms on Easter Sunday:

Make it a great day and take care.

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A warm week ahead

Good Sunday, everyone. We’re wrapping up the weekend with very warm air pushing back into the bluegrass state. This air is going to take up residence in the state for the week ahead, and I don’t think too many people will complain.

Highs today top out in the middle 70s for much of central and eastern Kentucky. Skies should continue to run on the sunny side of life:

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Lexington

Monday’s temps will make a run at 80 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds, and a gusty southwesterly wind. That wind cranks up ahead of a weak cold front dropping in here on Tuesday. This front should be able to touch off a scattered shower or thunderstorm:

That will knock the temps down just a bit, but the warm air takes control again by the end of the week.

The Lexington Legends home opener is on Thursday and the Blue/White spring game for the football Cats is Friday. Things look warm for both:

Rounds of severe storms will begin to target the plains states for the week ahead, then slowly shift back into our region the following week.

This trend shows up well on the 2 week rainfall map from the GFS:

Have a sensational Sunday and take care.

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It doesn’t get much better than this

Good Saturday, folks. Springtime in the bluegrass state has a way of showing off, and the weather this weekend certainly has a little attitude to it. Sunshine and warming temps will make for near perfection for our part of the world.

Highs today will warm into the middle 60s for many areas as skies stay mostly sunny:

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Lexington

Sunday looks even better with some mid to upper 70s showing up and showing off under a sunny sky. Wow!

Monday continues to look good with upper 70s and some clouds on the increase. Thos clouds are ahead of a cold front moving in here for Tuesday. That front will deliver a band of showers and thunderstorms to the region:

A few of those storms could be on the strong side. One of two of the boomers may linger into Wednesday, with another storm chance later Friday or Saturday.

Temps for the next few weeks continue to be skewed warmer than normal for much of the country, including Kentucky:

As I said, springtime has a way of showing off around here. Make sure to enjoy it and take care.

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Great weather for Keeneland

Good Friday to one and all. It’s a special day in Kentucky: The first day of the spring meet at Keeneland is upon us. The weather looks to be improving throughout the day, and it gets absolutely awesome over the weekend.

Friday will begin with a few rain or snow showers in the east:

Skies become sunny in the afternoon, with more sunshine on tap for the weekend. The temps are going to be absolutely awesome. Check out the forecast for Keeneland:

This warm weather hangs through next week. Check out the five-day temperature departures for next week:

The next threat of showers and storms will come Monday night and Tuesday. A few could be strong:

Looking toward the following week, it’s a warm signal that continues to show up:

The severe weather pattern looks to start to ramp back up late next week and the following week.

Make it a great day and take care.

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Colder winds blow into the Bluegrass

Good Thursday to one and all. We are dealing with a  much colder brand of air blowing across the region for the next few days. This air might be cold enough to spawn a few snowflakes later Thursday night. Hang tough — it gets better for the weekend.

Highs Thursday will generally be in the 40s, with strong northwesterly winds that could reach 35 mph. Rain showers will be around to make this a pretty ugly weather day:

The air gets cold enough Thursday night and early Friday morning for a few snowflakes to fly. The GFS shows the most likely chance of this across the eastern half of the state:

Better weather blows in for Friday afternoon, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s for the first day of the spring meet at Keeneland.  That sets the stage for a very nice weekend. Highs for Saturday hit the 60s, with highs in the 70s showing up Sunday.

Temps could make a run at 80 on Monday:

Another cold front dives in Tuesday, with the threat of some strong storms:

After a bit of a cool down behind that front, the pattern tries to go much warmer.

Make it a great day and take care.

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