Two Warm and Windy Days, Then Wet Weekend

Sunny, warm & incredibly windy today; strong storms arrive this weekend. Details in this morning's Final Finish weather update:

Posted by Landon Hampton on Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Return of Spring

Welcome back Spring! h/t giphy.com
Welcome back Spring! h/t giphy.com

Yes, spring is back south-central Kentucky.  We start our morning in the low 60’s which is only the beginning of our warm-up before rain sets in on Saturday giving us two warm and windy days, then wet weekend.

Warm and Windy Today

Sandwiched between high and low pressure, southern winds will bring us warmer air h/t wpc
Sandwiched between high and low pressure, southern winds will bring us warmer air h/t wpc

Today’s temperatures will reach the high 70’s behind 20-25 mph winds with higher gusts.  We should a lot of the sun today, too.  Altogether this is great weather.  Where has this been all April?

Yeah, Spring. h/t giphy.com
Yeah, Spring. h/t giphy.com

There is no chance of rain today.  Low temperatures will only be in the mid-50’s.

More of the Same Tomorrow

How people feel about warm weather. h/t giphy.com
How people feel about warm weather. h/t giphy.com

Tomorrow will also feature highs in the upper 70’s behind a strong south breeze of 15-20 mph.  It may be a little cloudier though since our next weather-maker is approaching, so do not put away your rain gear or plant your garden just yet…

Chance of Storms Saturday

Low pressure system location Saturday morning h/t pivotalwx
Low pressure system location Saturday morning h/t pivotalwx

A strong low pressure system will be off to our west on Saturday and will draw up some moisture (rain) in front of its cold front this weekend.  Lines of storms could fire up before the front on Saturday giving us a marginal (1 out of 5) chance of severe mostly for damaging wind on Saturday according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Severe chances for Saturday. They have risen since yesterday. h/t SPC
Severe chances for Saturday. They have risen since yesterday. h/t SPC

The front is forecast to slow down this weekend making us rainy longer, as in from Saturday morning until late Sunday.  You may want to plan indoor events for Saturday with the high in the low-70’s, thunder, and rain likely.

Cold Front Comes Eventually

You were right to be suspicious of that warm up, partner. h/t giphy.com
You were right to be suspicious of that warm up. h/t giphy.com

Sunday has more rain chances before the cold front finally pushes through Sunday night cooling us down again.  I just want to give our gardeners a heads up that even though your almanac and seed packet says the last frost date is April 15 (Sunday), do not plant anything during this warm up because it looks like we will have a final frost on Tuesday the 17th.

Don't be the overanxious farmer. h/t giphy.com
Don’t be the overanxious farmer. h/t giphy.com

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