Wednesday, May 30, 2012: Recent Warmth, Rain... More Storms AheadGood Wednesday evening, folks! I hope you're enjoying the great weather today. Things will change soon, as we find ourselves in the calm between two cold fronts.
We've had some unusually warm weather. On the heels of the 3 consecutive 90° days during the holiday weekend, we had some persistent warmth, even through the overnight hours, on Monday night and into Tuesday. In fact, Jackson, KY tied its record warmest low temperature (for the 5th time since 1981) on Tuesday, at 65°.
Things have been dry lately, but there were some locally heavy thunderstorms on Monday that produced more than 1" in a couple of spots. Here were the local winners, in terms of precipitation, from Monday's round of storms.
While there were just a few isolated showers in some parts of the area today, more than 80% of us stayed dry this Wednesday. This evening and tonight, the severe weather threat is out over Tornado Alley, well to our west.
A strong cold front will arrive on Thursday night, producing a round of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms across Kentucky. The storms could be severe in virtually any part of our area on Thursday night, and it's possible that the threat could linger into the wee hours of Friday morning.
We'll be watching the models and trends over the next 24-36 hours, and we'll keep you updated on ABC 36.
Have a great evening!