Severe Threat Overnight

Good morning, and Happy Easter everyone! Yesterday we had one more dry, sunshine filled day. However, today will be a different a story. Rain is the main star of the show for your Easter Sunday and behind it brings a severe threat for the overnight hours.

Soggy For Most of the Day on Easter

Unfortunately, Easter will be a soaker as a trough begins making its way into the WABBLES region. There may be a few dry pockets here and there, but for the most part, I think the egg hunts will sadly have to be inside.

The Easter Bunny when he finds out most egg hunts will be inside. (Lucy Mueller Photography)

More widespread, heavier bands of rain move through the region, late afternoon into the evening. For the day, we’ll hit a high of about 67. These could cause some flash flooding situations so be aware of your location and turn around don’t drown.

The NAM shows widespread rain and storms across South-Central Kentucky late afternoon. (Pivotal Weather)

Strong to Severe Storms Possible Overnight

Moving into the overnight hours, the WABBLES region faces the threat for severe weather. This threat pertains for when most are asleep so have a means prepared to receive watches and warnings before you go to bed.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the area under an enhanced risk to see severe weather. In other words, out of 5 levels, we are in the 3rd.

Bowling Green is in the Enhanced Risk zone for tonight. (SPC)

There is still some uncertainty on just how severe these storms will be tonight. Of the ingredients to make a severe storm, we definitely have lift, moisture, and wind shear. One key ingredient that is missing and that will determine just how severe these storms will be is instability. This will pan out and predicting its presence will be more clear as the day progresses.

The threats that we face with these storms is wind damage, hail, heavy rain of course, and maybe a few spin ups of tornadoes.

When it’s all said and done, the system will have produced a little more than 2.5 inches of rain. (Pivotal Weather)

Outlook For the Week

Monday, those winds stick around with gusts up to 30mph. The week is trending to be dry with a few rain chances here and there. Lows this week will also be unseasonably chilly.

That’s about it for today’s post! Make sure to follow our live twitter feed @wxornotBG and like us on facebook to get updates on the storms. Stay safe!