Tracking Gusty Storm Threat This Evening

Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 21, 2018

It’s one of the those days where the Threat Index is at 0, but it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a threat for storms. We will track a line of storms through central Kentucky this evening. An isolated storm or two could be on the strong side with damaging winds, hail, and localized downpours. Lightning will also be a threat at high school football games this evening. The strong storm threat will subside after dark, but scattered showers and rumbles of thunder will hang on through the weekend.

A mighty fall cold front will push through the Bluegrass along with the storms this evening. On the other side of the front, we are tracking “fall”ing temperatures. We are turning much cooler for the first day of fall Saturday with highs near 70°. That’s some pleasant news. Now the not-so-pleasant news, the cold front will stall out across southern Kentucky. This set-up will keep off and on showers and storms in the forecast through the weekend. A wave of low pressure will ride along the aforementioned front, which will increase our chances rain on Sunday.

This is only the beginning of an active pattern. We will continue to track daily chances for showers and storms through the final days of September. Some days will feature higher chances than others. The record for September rainfall will also be in our sights with all this upcoming rain.