Heating Up... Storms Will Return Late

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Updated: 4/30/2012 10:32 am
Monday, April 30, 2012:  Strong T-Storms Return Late, A Warm Week Ahead

Good Monday morning, folks!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We really dodged some big-time hailers on Saturday, as many areas from Louisville west, into southern Indiana, had some large hail in the evening.  Those storms weakened as they pushed into the Bluegrass Area.

The front that has been in the neighborhood for the past week has lifted north into Indiana and Ohio.  We'll stay on the warm side of the front all week, with highs consistently in the lower to middle 80s throughout the entire seven-day forecast.

A disturbance will ride along the nearly stationary front this evening and tonight, sparking another round of strong to severe thunderstorms in southern Indiana, the Louisville area, and eventually into some parts of the Bluegrass Region.  Strong to severe thunderstorms will be most likely this evening and tonight, especially along and north of the Bluegrass Parkway (for western counties) and along and north of I-64 in the eastern part of Kentucky.

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Instability (or fuel for the thunderstorms) will be greatest to the north, and least to the south.  As a simplified overview of instability, here is the NAM's forecast for the lifted index for 8 PM this evening.  Locally, areas near the Ohio River will have more instability than those of you closer to the Tennessee state line.

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Courtesy: Penn State Univ. Dept. of Meteorology

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Additional showers and thunderstorms will occur on Tuesday before a general decrease in storms (down from "scattered" to "isolated") for Wednesday.  With the front stalled near and north of the area, storms will generally be heavier to the north, and rain totals, on a regional scale, will be greatest to the north.  Here's the latest GFS forecast for total precipitation through midweek.

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Courtesy: Penn State Univ. Dept. of Meteorology

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I'll have a full update on the potential for severe weather at Noon and 12:30 today, and Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Schack will be in at 5, 6 and 11 this evening.  She'll also cut in, over programming, if severe weather threats make it necessary.

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Have a great start to your week, and enjoy the warmer weather!  Be safe tonight.

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Geoff

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