Strong Storms A Possibility

Good Saturday to you, fellow WABBLErS. We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far, with plentiful sunshine, hot temps and horrid humidity at times. It’s always nice when Kentucky weather jumps from winter straight to summer after a week or two, amiright!?

I mean, come on, we hit our first 90˚ day this week. That’s worth celebrating. Hit it, Bruno!

We’ll flip-the-script this weekend, thanks to our next weather maker approaching from the west. The given ingredients in our atmosphere will make strong storms a possibility.

Cold Front Lumbering Through

We’ve got a healthy cold front crawling at a snail’s pace southeast toward the area. This has allowed for southerly flow to pump our atmosphere full of ample moisture.

With the cold front acting as a lifting mechanism, we’ll stand the possibility of scattered shower & storm chances both today & Sunday.

We’ve already had a few powerful pop-ups impact Edmonson & Barren Co this morning, with more to come.

Severe Threat

We have a conditional threat both this afternoon into tonight, as well as Sunday afternoon into the overnight, for strong to severe thunderstorms. The SPC has placed us in a ‘Marginal Risk‘ today, and a ‘Slight Risk‘ Sunday. More info provided by NWS Louisville (our local National Weather Service office) below:

Our area will be jam-packed with storm fuel, and with the peak heating of the afternoon promoting even more instability; furthermore, making strong storms a possibility. Any storm that’s able to fire will intensify quickly.

Our primary concern, given the environment, will be damaging winds and small hail, along with localized flooding. The HRRR model below is valid for the next 48 hours. Take it with a grain of salt. These are not exact.

It’s worth noting the sporadic development each afternoon and night:

As you can see, we’re not expecting a complete washout, but there will be sporadic, robust cells develop. The best chance to see the wet stuff appears to be late Sunday after sunset.

We’re aware of numerous outdoor events taking place across the region this weekend, including SKY Soccer Saturdays and the BGFC Lions matchup Sunday evening. Although not a washout, it’ll be worth keeping eyes on the skies, should there be any sporadic development. GO LIONS!

RELIEF Follows

Northwest winds will filter in behind the passing cold front Sunday night into Monday. This will result in sunshine coming back into the mix, along with much lower humidity to take in Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy it while you can, before storm chances and that awful heat & humidity return come midweek!

That’s it for your Saturday morning update. As always, you can follow along with the only real-time, hyperlocal weather provider across the WABBLES region at @WxornotBG.