Late-Season Clipper Brings Showers

Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 16:47:37-04

Be glad that we live in Kentucky. Cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit are bracing for a third winter in late April! A clipper system is currently pushing through the Midwest and will eventually zip across the lower Great Lakes. In the process heavy wet snow, with amounts the could reach up to five inches, is expected for areas stretching from southeastern Minnesota to southern Michigan. The low has dropped just far enough south that we are getting some showers out of the deal. The scattered showers that started this afternoon will continue overnight.

In true clipper fashion, this system will be in and out in flash. It will also re-enforce the seasonably cool temperatures. Highs will be held to the lower 60s as sunshine slowly returns Sunday afternoon. This will also be a brief stay for the cooler conditions. A warming trend is brewing for Derby Week. It will feel almost hot with highs in the low to mid 80s by mid-week. The warmth with also bring some unsettled conditions. A few thundershowers are possible early in the week. We’ll take a break Wednesday before more widespread showers and storms arrive. At this time Oaks Day is looking a little soggy. While Derby Day looks great! You can keep up with the Derby Week forecast over on the Weather page.