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Another Update

6 P.M May 8, 2024

Latest model updates indicate two episodes of showers/storms tonight. The first will be here roughly 7-9 PM. As mentioned before, any severe storms with this system are likely to stay south of the Louisville area.

Second system will be around 1-5 AM. It’ll be a little stronger than the first system. However, any severe storms with this system are also likely to stay south of Louisville area.

Storms approaching

Wed. May 8, 2024 5 P.M.

5:15 P.M. update to adjust timing… Rain showers should arrive in Louisville by around 6 P.M. Most of the severe storms over western KY are taking a path which will keep them south of Louisville – KY areas along and south of the Parkway will see the brunt of the storm activity over the next few hours.

Meanwhile, another severe cluster in the Owensboro to Evansville area could bring storms to the Louisville area between 7 and 9 P.M.

Original post below….

Today has been a very active severe weather day. Severe systems from yesterday continued overnight with severe weather (mostly hail). The storms have remained active today and are now becoming stronger and more numerous.

Western Kentucky has had significant hail storms most of the day. We are now seeing a new batch of storms developing rapidly and moving northeast. This cluster of potentially severe storms will arrive in the Louisville area between 6 and 7 P.M. Areas southwest of Louisville will see the storms sooner while areas north east of the city will see a later arrival. The Storm Prediction Center expects this to be an “all threats” situation. Large hail remains the greatest threat, but high winds and possibly some tornadoes may also develop.

Biggest threat to our region will end before Midnight as the system moves east.  


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Outlook getting better

Thursday, May 2, 2024 5:30 P.M.

The forecast for Oaks Day has called for rain since late last week. Then, Derby Day weather looked very good. Earlier this week, the Derby Day forecast started to look questionable as well. As we approach these two “special” days, the picture has become clearer along with better news.

First, a weak upper air disturbance coming out of Texas today will cross the lower Ohio Valley late tonight/tomorrow morning. This will bring us rain and possible thundershowers during that time frame. However, recent model trends show the rain moving east of I-65 between Noon and 2 P.M. So, Oaks Day should get off to a wet start but the prime racing hours during mid to late afternoon should be rain-free. Skies should remain mostly cloudy with muggy temperatures reaching about 80 by late afternoon.

Second, another (even weaker) upper air system will cross over TN into WV tomorrow night. Any rain from this system should remain over southern and eastern KY. As this system moves east Saturday, it will leave behind a very pleasant Derby Day for us – sunny to partly cloudy skies with warm temperatures reaching as high as 83-85 degrees!

Now, if I could just figure out the horses!

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