Rain and Strong Storms for Easter

Happy Saturday, Folks! It was a cold night across WABBLES accompanied by some patchy frost. Many areas got down to at or below freezing making it the coldest morning in th past couple of weeks. We look to start off the weekend pleasant, but end with rain and strong storms for Easter.

Pleasant Saturday

We look to squeeze out one more nice day before unsettled weather moves in on Sunday. A high pressure that has been over us since Thursday is starting to slide to our east.

Excited for another day of dry weather! (Giphy)
Excited for another day or dry weather! (Giphy)

Southerly flow returns and will bump temperatures back into the 60s today with mostly sunny skies. Clouds will increase into the evening, but any shower chances will hold off until after sunset.

Clouds significantly increase as we head into Saturday night while temperatures drop down to around 47 degrees. A few showers are possible overnight.

Clouds increase overnight, chance of a few showers. (Pivotal Weather)

Strong Storms Possible for Easter

It is unfortunate, but Easter is looking like a soggy day across the area. We are also watching the potential for strong storms during the late evening and after sunset hours on Sunday.

You know the drill. Grab them. (Giphy)
Easter bunny is going to need the umbrella for Sunday! (Giphy)

A strong low pressure system is going to race to our north through out the day Sunday. As this happens, we will see moisture stream north from the Gulf of Mexico increasing our rain chances. Only scattered showers and storms to start off the day as the heaviest rain looks to hold untill the late evening/overnight.

Large storm system expected for Easter (WPC)

The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area for the threat of severe weather. A majority of WABBLES is under the enhanced risk where we could see strong to severe storms late Sunday.

(3/5) enhanced risk for WABBLES on Sunday (SPC)

The wind shear on Sunday will be very strong across the area. The one ingredient that is a question is instability. How much instability will determine how strong these storms will be as they move through. We won’t have a better idea of that until tomorrow. Storms don’t look to move in until after dark. Always remember to have a way to get warnings after you go to bed Sunday night. Have multiple ways to receive warnings and be sure phones and flashlights are charged.

Future radar of tomorrow nights storms. (Pivotal Weather)

Timing and Threats

The best window for these storms tomorrow night will be between 10 pm-2 am. All threats are on the table with hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.

1-2 inches rain is likely across Southern Kentucky on Sunday (Pivotal Weather)

While heavy rain isn’t a huge threat with this event, we could see a good 1-2 inches across the area. Some flooding could be an issue, but doesn’t look to be widespread. As always, avoid Fairview!

Cooler Weather Ahead

6-10 day outlooks shows below normal temperatures (WPC)

After the system passes on Sunday, we clear out and will start the new week off rather nice. Temperatures look to stay well below average and a few mornings may feature more frost this week. Trends right now are pointing towards a pretty dry week with only a few shower chances.

Next weeks forecst in a GIF. (Tenor)
Next week’s forecast in gif form. (Tenor)

That does it for today‚Äôs post! Remember to follow @wxornotBG on Twitter and like our page on Facebook to stay updated on the Sunday’s severe weather chances. Have a great Saturday and practice that social distancing!