rest of weekend to be calmer


Well we had a rare event occur last night in the bluegrass counties of the Lexington metro, the formation of supercell thunderstorms. These supercells produced many reports of hail and had rotation on doppler, cells to our west in Indiana did produce funnel clouds. To top that off a strong squall line followed behind them but got weaker as it came east since the supercells worked over the atmosphere with just marginally gusty winds. The window of sunshine received in the afternoon created higher than expected levels of instability allowing for stronger storms. I do have to say I think the spc was caught napping on this one for our region.  Last night’s live coverage is ideally how I would like to do that since there was nothing going on severe wise that needed my attention in Bowling  Green and I had no schedule conflicts.  The good news is that all of the severe storms yesterday did not occur in the lower Ohio valley and the WKU met class chasing storms in the plains had some action yesterday as well.

1. Sunday should be  mostly sunny with a warmer more southerly flow setting up highs should get into the mid and even upper 80’s south. This will also  lead to increasing dewpoints as well into the low 60’s. winds will be light most days with this typical summer pattern setting up.

2. We increase the moisture even more through thursday with the daily chance of an isolated thunderstorm some of these could be slow movers and lead to flash flooding. overall the summer theme of hot and humid with an isolated storm will be in full effect. highs will be in the low to mid 80’s with lows in the 60’s.

ah but wait there something interesting next week……… 

the majority of models take this right to the southeast coast as a subtropical system and stall it offshore. this will slow-up the overall pattern big time keeping fronts with severe weather and cooler airmasses over the high plains with a typical summer pattern over our region.


2 Responses to “rest of weekend to be calmer”

  1. mitchg Says:

    just saw where the wku met field methods class caught a couple of twisters on tape congrats!!

  2. mitchg Says:

    most locations need 1-2 inches of rain for the wetest may on record.

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