Rounds of storms pack a punch

Good Wednesday, folks. Our stormy pattern over the past week has been nothing short of amazing. Rounds of storms have produced record rains and flooding, and frequent bouts of severe weather. Unfortunately, we could see more of the same over the next few days.

Here’s a breakdown:

– The rounds of showers and storms will try to fire back up Wednesday into the evening. Watch for some local high-water problems and severe storms.

– A cold front moves in Thursday night, and that could provide us with the greatest risk of severe storms.

– Things begin to dry out from west to east on Friday as cooler air moves in.

– That sets us up for another winner of a weather weekend, with highs close to 70 under partly sunny skies.

Next week brings more rounds of booming showers and thunderstorms.

As usual, I have you all set to do some daily storm tracking:

Wednesday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Make it a great day and take care.

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Showers and storms on the increase

Good Tuesday, folks. A familiar, and unwanted, guest is back in the Bluegrass State: rain. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will become common over the next several days. This action could bring more heavy rain to the region and could produce some big-time boomers.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be with us Tuesday, but widespread severe weather is not expected. A few strong storms will be possible, with heavy rain the primary player. A few spots could pick up about an inch of water.

All isn’t lost: Some dry times will be thrown into the mix, with temps heading toward the low 70s late in the day.

We could make a run at 80 degrees by Wednesday and Thursday. Humidity levels will really increase, and that could make it feel a little like early summer out there.

Unfortunately, there will be more rounds of showers and storms during this time.

The highest chance for severe weather comes later Thursday into Friday as a cold front sweeps into town. That’s a setup we will need to watch closely in the coming days.

In the meantime, let’s track the scattered showers and storms out there Tuesday:

Today’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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Hitting the fast-forward weather button

Good Monday to one and all. We’ve skipping right over April and heading straight into May with our weather. Mother Nature is ready to throw warm and humid air our way this week, and that will up the chances for more showers and thunderstorms.

Scattered stuff will be out there Monday as the warm air slowly pushes in. Temps should be held in check because of the clouds and scattered rain.

 

 

Some scattered storms will be possible on Tuesday as highs rise into the 70s. Those numbers should really take off by Wednesday and Thursday, with highs of 80 degrees a strong possibility:

Euro 2

It will feel rather humid during this time as additional showers and thunderstorms blossom. The highest potential for severe weather comes during the second half of the week as a potent system works in from the west. That’s something to keep a very close eye on.

The setup remains active through next week, with more showers and thunderstorms possible. The rainfall numbers from the GFS model show the super-active weather pattern across the eastern half of the country:

GFS 2

That’s a lot of action for a lot of people.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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More storms on the way

Good Sunday and Happy Easter, everyone. We’re seeing absolutely gorgeous weather across central and eastern Kentucky on this holiday. The sun is making for some terrific Easter egg hunts in our part of the world.

That sun is also giving us a chance to dry out after recent record rains. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to last very long. Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms are on the way for the week ahead.

So, let’s enjoy the mild and dry stuff we have out there today. Highs will reach the 60s in most areas.

Scattered showers and storms will zip back in here later in the day on Monday. Temps will make a run at 70 if we can get enough sunshine before the drops move in.

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will then ramp up a notch for the rest of the week and into next weekend. This is a setup that can lead to additional strong and severe storms, and can also produce more heavy rains.

The latest forecast models are showing some hefty amounts through this time next weekend:

Euro

That’s a setup we will have to keep a close eye on. It wouldn’t take much more rain to cause some local high water issues.

Many areas along some of our rivers will continue to experience high water problems out there today. Here’s a look at the current Flood Warnings:

Have a great Easter Sunday and take care.

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Dry weather moves in for Easter Weekend

Good Saturday, everyone. Much better weather is rolling into the bluegrass state just in time for the Easter weekend. We need a few days to dry out and that’s exactly what is on the way.

The record rainfall numbers from the past few days have been nothing short of amazing. Check out the numbers…

April Record Rain

Here’s a look at the estimated totals from the entire region:

April Record Rain 2

Some areas actually reported a little more than 7″ from Thursday into Friday. The flood waters will slowly continue to recede today, but our rivers will continue to rise. Flooding on our rivers may carry us through early next week.

High temps today will be much chillier with readings in the low and mid 50s. Easter Sunday continues to look good with some sunshine and highs in the middle 60s.

The pattern for next week may look and feel more like May. Highs could push 80 by the middle of the week with an increase in humidity. That should lead to rounds of showers and thunderstorms:

GFSSevere storms and heavy rain will be possible next week.

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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Tracking severe storms and heavy rain

Good Friday, everyone. Rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to rumble across Central and Eastern Kentucky on Friday. These storms could include hail and high winds along with torrential rains.

We really need to watch the heavy rain and flooding potential through Friday evening. Rounds of storms might push over the same areas, and that could put down additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts. That would be enough to cause flash flooding.

Also, any storm could go severe. Damaging winds and large hail are the main severe weather factors.

I have you all set to do some storm tracking:

Friday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

 

 

Have a great day and take care.

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Severe thunderstorm watch

Good afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are rumbling across our region and are producing large hail. These storms may also produce damaging winds and torrential rains. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is out until 10pm.

I have you set to track the severe weather:

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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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 Thursday. Some of the storms across Central and Western Kentucky could be strong or severe. Winds will continue to crank Thursday and could reach 35 mph at times.

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

Heavy rains through Friday night could cause some flooding. Many of the forecast models are suggesting 1 to 3 inches 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 temperatures starting in the 30s and rising to the 60s.

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 Thursday. 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:

NAM

 

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:

Euro 4

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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