Energy-packed atmosphere, but…

Friday, July 20, 2018 Noon

…we’ll probably get lucky.

Unusually strong summer system is dropping southeast from the western Great Lakes and should trigger numerous strong-to-severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening.

Morning rains set up the higher moisture, now the upper dynamics have plenty to work with.  Lucky thing for us is that the next big surge of upper energy is approaching rapidly and probably won’t get enough heat energy to kick off storms until it is either right over us or to our east.

Storms should start organizing between 2-3 P.M. near I-65 and move rapidly southeast.  Some scattered severe activity is possible in the I-65 corridor, but these storms will get better organized and much more dangerous east of I-65.  Widespread severe weather is likely over the eastern half of KY this afternoon/evening.

Luckily, most (if not all) of the damaging weather will be east of the Louisville metro.

Watch the skies this afternoon.

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