Monday, March 27, 2017 5:30 P.M.
We’re on the northern edge of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch currently. Primary concern lies south of Louisville over central KY and, especially, central TN. Activity is due to a small, but intense upper level disturbance racing over the lower Ohio Valley. Once again, the upper dynamics are strong, but the lower level instability is quite weak. For the past few hours, clusters of thunderstorms have been moving NE from southern/southwestern KY. A few severe storm warnings have been issued, but it appears most of the storms, while strong, have stayed below severe limits (58 mph winds). Main factor for us has been the weakening of the storms as they encounter the more stable air mass near the Ohio River.
Main line of storms will push through the I-65 corridor (and Louisville area) between 6 and 7 P.M. this evening. Strong wind gusts and, perhaps, isolated spots of small hail will be likely as the line passes by. Overall, these storms should have little affect on our metro area.
BY 7 P.M. any storm threat for the Louisville are will end. Any additional threat for severe storms will continue east and southeast of us.
A little late for the big day itself, but some things to remember about St. Patrick:
1). He was not Irish. (He was born in England, sold into slavery in Ireland as a child. He later escaped and returned to England where he became a priest. Then he returned to Ireland to help bring Christianity to Ireland.
2). It is true that there were no snakes in Ireland when Patrick died. However, there were no snakes in Ireland when he arrived as a priest. Irish snakes were destroyed about 10,000 years BEFORE Patrick’s era by the most recent Ice Age.