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Heads Up: Serious Sunday

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 16:59:46-04

We’re keep things a bit unsettled through the weekend. First came the round of gusty showers and storms this morning from the system that brought a blizzard to the Plains. Another system, this time more potent, will make a pass at central and eastern Kentucky on Sunday. The severe threat is on the rise.

In the meantime, things aren’t looking so bad for this middle weekend of April. We’ve gotten the morning batch of showers and storms out of our hair. Its still dreary looking, but it will remain dry tonight. It will be a comfortable evening at Kroger Field if you have plans to take in the Blue-White Game. For most us Saturday is looking fair as well. Southern and southeastern Kentucky may see spotty showers, otherwise skies will be partly sunny with highs near 70°. If you need to get yard work done or are thinking of heading to Keeneland, Saturday is your day!

We’ll be singing a different tune of Sunday. A system is currently developing across the desert Southwest. The clash of temperatures that was created by the blizzard will help to fire up this low. Severe weather is expected across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi tomorrow. This same low will lift out of the Mississippi Valley and head towards the Commonwealth and the rest of the Ohio Valley by Sunday.

All of the ingredients will be there – lift, moisture, and instability. There is growing confidence that strong and severe thunderstorms will be possible for central and eastern Kentucky on Sunday. Activity will come in waves, but during the afternoon is when we’ll really have to watch for things to get going. Heavy rain and damaging winds will be the primary threats, but all other severe threats are also on the table. We will be tracking this system closely as it moves through the Lower Mississippi Valley and takes able at the Ohio Valley.

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