Warmer air surges in

Good Thursday, folks. We have a fantastic day taking shape across Central and Eastern Kentucky. While our temps take off, the threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms will work in for Friday. That’s part of an active setup that takes us into next week.

Highs Thursday will hit 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies. A few clouds will roll in from northwest to southeast later Thursday night. That’s when a few showers and thunderstorms develop across Indiana and Illinois.

Those showers and storms will then slide in here early Friday. Here’s the NAM future radar for Friday morning:

NAM Highs Friday will be in the 60s, with gusty winds blowing across the state. Those winds will blow much warmer air in for the weekend. Highs will hit the mid- and upper 70s for Saturday and Sunday. Can we see 80 degrees? That’s certainly a possibility.

A strong cold front moves in on Monday and will bring showers and thunderstorms our way. This will also being a change to much colder air behind it for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Euro

That’s a very chilly blast of air coming in behind the front and could bring frost and freezing temps our way.

Enjoy the great weather and take care.

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Better weather rolls in

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have much better weather pushing into the Bluegrass State. Sunshine and milder air could cause spring fever to break out over the next few days.

Wednesday’s skies will be partly sunny, with a few clouds mixing in at times. There is a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms across the southeastern part of the state. Highs will range from the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Here’s your daily dose of tracking tools:

Current temperatures

Highs Thursday will be close to 70 degrees under sunny skies. Friday will feature similar conditions, but there is the chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms. Those could continue Friday night.

Highs this weekend make a run into the upper 70s with sunny skies. The next threat of showers and thunderstorms moves in late Sunday and Monday. Heavy rain and strong storms will be possible as this system rolls through:

Euro 2Much colder air looks to come in for the middle of next week.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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A few more storms today

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have another round of showers and thunderstorms on the way. This is all part of a weather pattern that remains loaded with the prospect of showers and thunderstorms.

The action Tuesday flares up in the afternoon and early evening. Some of these could contain small hail. Here’s regional radar:

Cooler and drier air blows in for Wednesday, with highs from the low to mid-50s under sunny skies. Highs by Thursday will rise toward 70 and could hit the low 70s on Friday. That’s when another cold front moves in with the threat of some storms.

Highs this weekend will rise well into the 70s:

Euro 2  That will be ahead of another cold front that swings in by late Sunday and Monday. Showers and strong thunderstorms will be possible ahead of this front.

GFS

Much, much colder air comes in behind that. Check out the forecast highs for Tuesday from the European Model:

Euro 3

Have a great day and take care.

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Tracking strong storms

Good Monday afternoon. Fast-moving rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be rolling across central and eastern Kentucky this evening. Some of these could be strong or severe.

Damaging winds, large hail and an isolated tornado will be possible. I have you all set to track:

Today’s Risk Area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches

Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

View of Downtown
Cynthiana

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-65 @ 234 Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Take care.

 

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Showers and storms return

Good Monday, everyone. Showers and thunderstorms have returned to the bluegrass state today and some of the rain could be heavy. We also have the potential for a few strong storms over the next few days.

Today’s rain is courtesy of low pressure working right on top of the state from the southwest.  Winds will be gusty and may approach 40mph at times late today into this evening.

Thunderstorms may be just strong enough to produce some hail and high winds. Here are your tracking tools for the day:

The action will slow down some tonight as the low drifts to our north. An upper level low will then swing in from the west. This will have a cold pool of air aloft and that’s a setup that usually spells hail producing showers and thunderstorms.

Temps will be chilly into Wednesday before warming toward 70 by Thursday. The next front drops in here on Friday and may produce a band of showers and storms:

GFS

The weather for the weekend will see temps soaring into the 70s on a strong southwesterly wind.

The setup by late weekend into early next week will feature a nice clash of the air masses:

GFS 3

That could lead to some big storms around here from Sunday into Monday.

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Heavy rain set to return

Good Sunday to on and all. We have a fantastic weather day taking shape across central and eastern Kentucky. Skies will stay mainly sunny with mild temps. Make sure to get outside and enjoy it because another soaker is on the way for Monday.

Temps today will head into the low to mid 60s for highs with mostly sunny skies. Clouds will increase later in the day as low pressure develops across the south. This low will work right on top of the state through Monday. That will deliver heavy rain and a few thunderstorms.

Here’s how the NAM sees this playing out:

NAM 2

Rainfall totals over more than 1″ are possible for most of the state through early Tuesday:

NAMTemps will hit the 60s early in the day and then come tumbling down as the low passes by to our north. Temps for Tuesday look to be well below normal:

GFS 3Highs may struggle to get to 50 degrees for Tuesday with showers and gusty winds continuing.

Milder air works back in for the end of the week as temps make a run toward 70 degrees. Another shot of thunderstorms will be possible by Friday as a weak front approaches from the northwest.

Let’s track the weather we have out there today…

Current Temperatures

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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Better weather for the weekend

Good Saturday, folks. We have much better weather on tap for the bluegrass state this weekend. Sunny skies will make all the difference in the world and will give us the chance to dry out. The drying out part is important because another round of heavy rain is on the way for Monday.

Our short term weather will feature partly to mostly sunny skies taking over through the day. Temps will start in the upper 20s to low 30s, but will reach the low and mid 50s for highs.

Current Temperatures

Today’s Highs

Today’s Lows

Sunday’s weather looks even better with temps in the 60s. Sunny skies will be with us early with clouds increasing later in the day.

Rain won’t be too far behind and that arrives from southwest to northeast Sunday night as low pressure works in. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be likely through Monday with lingering showers for Tuesday.

The models are showing between 1 and 2 inches of rain:

NAMColder air filters in behind that with readings only around 50 for highs Tuesday into Wednesday.

We should see numbers nearing 70 by Thursday of next week.

Enjoy your Saturday and take care.

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Severe storm threat continues today

Good Friday, everyone. Additional showers and storms will rumble across the Bluegrass state today as a strong cold front presses in. Once the front finally clears the state from west to east this afternoon, the severe weather threat will diminish.

Some headlines before I get your tracking tools…

- Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threat from the early day storms. Isolated tornadoes are a possibility.

- Heavy rainfall will continue to cause the threat for flooding. Keep a close eye on the creeks and streams.

- Cooler and drier air sweeps in from west to east late today. Temps by Saturday morning will hit the low 30s with 50s for highs.

- Sunday looks good with temps rebounding into the 60s with clouds on the increase. Those clouds are ahead of another heavy rain and thunderstorm maker for Monday.

Let’s get to tracking today’s threat…

Today’s Risk Area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches

Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

View of Downtown
Cynthiana

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-65 @ 234 Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Enjoy the day and take care.

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Severe-weather tracker

Good Thursday, everyone. The threat of severe thunderstorms will increase as we roll through the day and into Friday. A potent storm system and cold front will combine to deliver waves of thunderstorms to the Bluegrass State.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

- Showers and storms will be scattered early Thursday, especially across Northern Kentucky. Some of these could be strong.

- A few clusters of storms will roll into Central and Eastern Kentucky on Thursday afternoon and evening. Some of these could be strong or severe with heavy rain.

- The most likely severe weather threat comes Thursday night and Friday. That’s when a strong cold front crosses the state. Severe weather is possible ahead of this front. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible.

I have you all set to track the action:

Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

View of Downtown
Cynthiana

I-75 at MP 36 London

I-75 @ MP 36

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike Near Covington

I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at Mt. Zion Rd.
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Mt. Zion Rd

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit Louisville

I-64 @ 3rd St. Exit

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway Louisville

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-65 @ 234 Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

I will have updates as needed. Enjoy the day and take care.

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Stormy pattern takes shape

Good Wednesday, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms are on the way to the Bluegrass State. This stormy pattern will carry us through the rest of the week and could give us some big-time boomers. Strong and severe storms are a possibility.

The threat of scattered storms will be with us Wednesday as more humid air surges in from the south. The chance of storms will be highest later Wednesday evening. Check out the high-res NAM simulated radar:

NAM Hail and gusty winds are possible from those storms. Thursday will be another very windy day that takes on a May feel. Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms will crank up throughout the day:

NAM 2

Again, some of those storms could become strong or severe. The greatest threat of severe weather might be Thursday night and Friday morning. That’s when a strong cold front surges eastward across the commonwealth:

NAM 3Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible ahead of this front. Much colder air moves in behind it for the weekend.

Here are Wednesday’s weather tracking tools:

Current temperatures

Winds

Have a great day and take care.

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