Good Wednesday to one and all. We have a fall cold front inching toward the region and it’s ready to bring some awesome air to start the Labor Day/Derby Day weekend. Ahead of this front comes the potential for a few strong storms and heavy rains.
The stuff out there today is scattered, but may be on the strong side. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of central and eastern Kentucky in the low-end risk for severe storms:
I think the bigger threat is the possibility for local high water issues through Thursday. These storms can put down a lot of water in a short amount of time and many of us have already seen a lot of rain in the past few days. The WPC is highlighting this potential on Wednesday…
The first in a series of fall cold fronts then drops in here Thursday night and early Friday. That brings some absolutely amazing air into the bluegrass state to start the Labor Day/Derby Day weekend.
The evolution of next week’s setup is still a work in progress as a highly anomalous pattern takes shape. As we’ve mentioned, the timing is always wacky with this type of a setup and it’s trending a little slower:
We will have to be on guard for heavy rain and strong storms ahead of that developing low working through the Ohio Valley. It has some true fall chill behind it and some Gulf of Mexico juice ahead of it.
We may even see a cutoff low setting up nearby through the end of next week into the following weekend.
The tropics may also have a say in the setup:
Here are your tracking toys for the day:
Possible Watch Areas
Have a great day and take care.