Quiet Today, But Severe Storms Are Possible Thursday

It will be relatively quiet today, but some spotty showers aren’t ruled out. However, HIGHER RAIN CHANCES are possible for extreme Western KY affiliated with an upper level disturbance.  So, areas near Paducah could have scattered showers by Middle to Late morning.  Otherwise, expect lots of clouds across the state (with peeks of sunshine) and mild highs near 60 degrees.  Tonight, mainly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 40s. 

Thursday, expect WARMER weather courtesy of a strong SSW wind…70s!  This warm up will take place ahead of a cold front that’ll cross late Thursday into Early Friday.  Also ahead of the front, expect showers & storms to erupt across the state by early evening (Western KY) …lingering through the predawn hours on Friday (Eastern KY).  Storms could become strong, and severe weather isn’t ruled out. The Storm Prediction Center has Central & Western KY under a Level 2 out of 5 threat for severe storms (and a Level 1 threat for areas mainly east of I-65).  Damaging wind and hail are the primary threats, but isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.  Stay ‘Weather Aware’ on Thursday, and have multiple ways of getting severe weather alerts Thursday evening & overnight!

Thankfully, the cold front crosses and moves out of our area by daybreak on Friday. Slightly cooler air will return behind the front, and highs Friday will be more seasonable with Mid-Upper 50s. 

Saturday, another system will clip our area, and scattered showers are expected. So, if you’re heading to a St. Patties Day parade, plan to take the poncho. Sunday looks like the drier of the weekend days for now….stay tuned.