Shower and Storm Chances Continue through the Weekend

Good Morning, Kentucky! I hope you are having a good start to your Saturday! It has felt more like spring the last few days after a cool start to the week. Warm temperatures will stay with us as shower and storm chances continue through the weekend.

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Saturday’s forecast across the U.S. (WPC)

Storm Chances Today

Storms the last few days have been primarily focused along a frontal boundary that has been stalled near the Ohio River. This will be the same setup today as the front stays north of WABBLES. A few areas have received over an 1.5in of rain in the last 24 hours.

Last 24 hour Rainfall (KY Mesonet)

Today will be another day of warm temperatures as we top out near 85 degrees! A lot like yesterday, we will have the potential for scattered showers and storms this afternoon.

Storms pop up this afternoon. (Pivotal weather)

We are not expecting an all-day rain as storms will likely hold off until later today. The greatest chance for storms will be just north of us near the surface boundary, but a few storms may pop up over us later this afternoon/evening. Low tonight drops down to 64 degrees with still that chance for a few showers and storms.

Front moves through Sunday

The front that has been stalled near the Ohio River will finally move through the area Sunday. Showers and storms will move through, a few which may be strong with gusty winds and hail.

Cold front will spark showers and storms on Sunday. (Pivotal Weather)

A few storms may be on the stronger side on Sunday. This will depend on how much sunshine we receive which will allow us to become more unstable. A quarter to half inch of rainfall is possible. Highs on Sunday look to reach the 80s across the area before the front moves through Sunday night.

Cooler Next Week

Well, about the warm weather next week. We have seen trends in the data over the last few days that have shown a cut-off low keeping us much cooler next week. The map below shows this area of low pressure sitting to our northeast for several days.

Temperatures Monday through at least Thursday will likely not reach the 80s. A few days may not even get out of the 60s if we keep clouds and showers around the area. Cut off lows can have lots of variability in model data, so exactly where this low positions itself throughout the week is still to be determined. This will have an impact on whether we see clouds and rain or more sunshine.

That wraps up today’s forecast. I hope you have a great Saturday! Follow us at @wxornotBG on Facebook and Twitter. Stay safe!