A few severe storms possible today

Good Sunday to one and all. Mother Nature continues to be in summer mode as we roll through our Memorial Day weekend. As the temps continue to stay steamy, storms will increase later today and a few could be strong to severe.

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the region in the low-end risk for severe storms through tonight:

The main threats are damaging winds and large hail.

Outside of the storms, high temps should be in the 85-90 degree range once again.

Memorial Day will find that boundary still hanging around the north and east and that could fire off a few more clusters of showers and storms:

Once again, a few strong storms will be possible and could crash your cookouts.

A fairly stout cold front may cross the region late Wednesday or Thursday, touching off another round of storms:

Temperatures behind that front will be cooler than where we are now, with another shot of cooler air likely arriving during the first full week of June.

As always, I have you set to track the stormy skies showing up on this Sunday:

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Make it a good one and take care.

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A few storms join the steam

Good Saturday, everyone. Our Memorial Day Weekend is off and running with more of the same across the Commonwealth. The pattern is more like the 4th of July Weekend as steamy temps and scattered storms join in for the ride.

Temps out there today are generally 85-90 in most areas as humidity levels stay high. A few storms go up this afternoon and evening, with a small risk for severe storms across the north. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

The setup for Sunday is similar, but storms may become a little more widespread in the afternoon and evening. That could lead to a better threat for a few big boomers, especially across the north. The SPC Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday:

Memorial Day features more of the same with steamy temps and scattered storms.

The similar trend continues until the end of next week. That’s when we see a trough trying to dig in:

That would lead to some cooler air pressing into our neck of the woods. That may be followed up by a deeper trough into the first full week of June:

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Have a great day and take care.

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A summer-like Memorial Day Weekend

Good Friday to one and all. It’s another steamy day as we kick off the long Memorial Day Weekend. It’s normally the unofficial kickoff to summer, but Mother Nature had a different idea and got the party started a week early.

Our Friday will feature highs ranging from 85-90 degrees across much of central and eastern Kentucky. A few storms will try to fire up from time to time, especially across the northern half of the Commonwealth. A few strong storms can’t be ruled out:

Saturday will see similar temps with a scattered storm or two around, especially across the central and eastern parts of the state.

Once into Sunday, another boundary slides closer to us from the north. This will be able to touch off some late day showers and storms, some of which could be strong or severe:

Some of that action will linger into Memorial Day as temps generally range from 85-90 once again.

The pattern finally tries to change by the end of next week as a trough looks to deepen across the eastern half of the country:

Once that digs in, temps are forecast to go below normal:

Make it an awesome Friday and take care.

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Steamy temps and scattered storms roll on

Good Thursday to one and all. Our pattern is straight out of summer, complete with toasty temps, high humidity levels and a few thunderstorms. This is going to roll on through Memorial Day weekend.

Some of the storms are likely to show up across the state today. These west to east moving boomers may even be on the strong side. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the state in the low-end severe weather risk:

From here, the forecast through Memorial Day is pretty straight forward. Highs are deep into the 80s with the occasional 90 showing up. Lows will mainly be 65-70 on any given morning. Humidity levels will also continue to run high.

The threat for a few rounds of showers and thunderstorm showing up:

This action doesn’t look to be terribly widespread on any given day, but the potential is there for a few strong storms. That threat will take us through the middle of next week before changes begin to show back up.

Let’s get back to what’s going on out there today. As always, I have you guys all set to do a little Kentucky storm tracking:

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Make it a great day and take care.

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Summer air is back in the bluegrass

Good Wednesday, folks. If you’re a fan of summertime temps, we have the perfect forecast for ya. Steamy air is back in the Commonwealth today and is likely to hold with us through Memorial Day Weekend. The steam may also be accompanied by a few storms from time to time.

Highs on this Wednesday will be in the middle 80s for many, with pockets of upper 80s showing up. With an increase in humidity levels, it may feel just a little warmer than what the thermometer shows.

In addition to the steamy temps, a few storms try to go up, especially across central and western Kentucky. Here are your radars to follow anything that goes up:

Thursday is another very steamy day, but may throw a few more showers and storms at us compared to today:

That’s with a weak boundary that gets close to northern Kentucky before putting the brakes on and sliding back to the north. That means the steamy air rolls through Friday and into Memorial Day Weekend. By Sunday and Memorial Day, that boundary may come back south and give us an increase in storm action:

While the warm pattern should carry us through the close of May, the pattern changes up to kick off the month of June.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

 

 

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Steamy temps set to return

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s Election Day in the bluegrass state and our weather is making everyone a winner. This nice air is about to go bye-bye in a hurry as steamy temps push back in. That action looks to carry us right on through our Memorial Day Weekend.

Our Election Day features a mix of sun and clouds with temps generally in the 70s. A few low 80s will show up for southern and southeastern Kentucky as the warmer air begins to return.

The heat is on starting Wednesday as temps reach the mid and upper 80s in several areas. There is the chance for a shower or thunderstorm going up:

The setup for Thursday and Friday will feature temps ranging from 85-90 degrees in many areas. With a weak boundary just to our north, a few showers and storms will again be possible:

The Memorial Day Weekend continues to look toasty with temps back into the 85-90 degree range with high humidity levels. We will also have to be on guard for a few showers and storms dropping in from the northwest during this time:

That’s a steamy pattern that looks to carry us into next week as we get set to close out May and official kick off meteorological summer.

Hurricane season also kicks off on June 1st in the Atlantic Basin, but mother nature is jumping the gun with Subtropical Storm Andrea:

The pattern is favorable for early season development to continue. Make it a great Election Day and take care.

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Much better air starts the week

Good Monday, everyone. After a very steamy weekend, our temps are back into the comfortable range to kick off a new work week. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to last long as the summer steam returns for the second half of the week.

Our Monday looks and feels awesome! Temps out there today will generally be in the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. Humidity levels will be MUCH lower, giving us a pleasant feel.

High pressure to our north is funneling in the cooler and drier air that can drop overnight lows into the upper 40s for some areas:

That sets the stage for another winner of a weather day on Election Day Tuesday, but you can already see summer returning to areas of far southern Kentucky:

That healthy temperature gradient gets wiped out quickly on Wednesday as southwesterly winds boost temps and humidity levels. Highs will be DEEP into the 80s:

Another major severe weather outbreak is kicking off in the plains states and this may throw a few storms into the region later Wednesday:

Steamy temps hang tough through the end of the week with highs in the 85-90 degree range. Higher humidity levels will make it feel steamier than that. There is the slightest chance for a shower or storm, but most areas stay dry.

That takes us into the Memorial Day Weekend, but some storms will try to show up:

Have a great Monday and take care.

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Severe threat for parts of the region

Good Sunday, folks. It’s another warm and humid day as a cold front rolls our way. That front will touch off gusty winds and the potential for a few late day strong thunderstorms. Behind the front comes some better air to start the week.

A line of storms may be ongoing across western Kentucky early today. This action may decrease the farther east it gets, but the severe threat may make it all the way into central Kentucky this afternoon and evening.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:

Damaging winds and large hail are, as usual, the primary players. A tornado or two will also be possible, especially in the west.

With or without thunderstorms, winds are going to be a big player today and could reach 40mph at times.

This front blows through Sunday night and actually makes a bigger push than I thought. That brings cooler and better air in here for Monday and Tuesday. Humidity levels come down as temps drop back into the comfy 70s for highs for many areas. Skies look dry to boot.

At the same time, another massive severe weather outbreak is beginning across the plains. This one has a little wow factor to it.

Temps ahead of this should rebound quickly into the middle 80s by Wednesday as strong southwesterly winds kick in. That’s when areas of central and western Kentucky have a chance to see severe storms…

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

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Make it a great day and take care.

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Steamy temps and a few storms

Good Saturday and welcome to the weekend. It’s a summer feeling weekend across the bluegrass state, complete with high humidity and scattered storms. This is a pattern that looks to hang around through next week, at least.

Let us begin with our Saturday. Highs today are deep into the 80s with a mix of sun and clouds. High humidity levels will also spawn a few showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. Not everyone will see the storms, but a couple could be strong.

Here are your radars to track whatever shows up:

A cold front rolls closer to the state on Sunday, touching off a broken line of showers and thunderstorms. This line of storms may be strong or severe across the western and central parts of the state. Here’s the Sunday Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:

That front may bring some better weather in here for Monday, but the steam is set to return for the rest of the week. This pattern is likely to persist through Memorial Day weekend. The pattern across the country is nothing but extremes. The 10 day averages show what I’m talking about:

Have a sensational Saturday and take care.

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A weekend straight out of Summer

Good Friday to one and all. Mother Nature has decided to skip the rest of spring and go straight into the heart of summer. The setup this weekend through next week is more typical of late June.

To complete the summer setup, a few thunderstorms will be noted.

A corridor of thunderstorms will be working across the Ohio Valley today, but much of the action is to our north. Still, we need to watch northern and eastern Kentucky to see if some of those storms slip a littler farther south. Here’s today’s Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

Here are your radars to keep you company:

Temps today will be deep into the 80s with humidity levels on the rise. The steamy numbers continue into Saturday with a few storms going up during the afternoon…

A cold front in the plains slowly heads our way on Sunday. That brings a broken line of showers and strong storms from west to east across the state. The very warm setup continues through next week, with another front making a run at us by the middle of the week. That should bring another chance for big boomers.

Here’s how the GFS sees it from Sunday through next week…

Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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