Wednesday, July 1, 2009

7/1 - 3pm - Spotty Showers and Storms Popping Up

I just peeked outside and saw some foreboding dark clouds to the north. The KLVX radar shows a shower beginning to form in Oldham County, and that may turn into a thunderstorm with the influence of a shortwave coming through the area. Cold temperatures aloft due to our northwest flow may help produce hail with any storm that forms this afternoon.

Storms should be out of the area by this evening and we'll keep it dry until July 4th. Temperatures will be the same tomorrow as today, with an increase into the 80's by Friday. Thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of July 4th look imminent by looking at the GFS and its placement of a warm front coming through the region. There's still some inconsistencies among the other models at this time, so we'll keep an eye on it. You may want to have some indoor alternate plans handy if you're going to have an outdoor Independence Day celebration. I'll update you with the latest on this situation tomorrow.


Matt said...

I think today's 73 was a record low-maximum. What a start to July!

Ryan Hoke said...

Add that to a string of bizarre weather over the past 12 months!

Charles Loring said...

Sorry to hear that you are forecasting rain too for your region Saturday and Saturday night. Not the best time for rain, but it is rain nonetheless. lol