Monday, April 24, 2017

Stormy Weather This Week


Tuesday Evening Update:
A few showers may make their way into our region early on Wednesday as the leading edge of moisture arrives from the west but the bulk of higher storm chances will enter our area by late afternoon and evening as a cold front draws closer. The areas drawn below also still look reasonable for storm chances this upcoming weekend with a heavy focus on a flooding threat Fri-Sun with repeated rounds of heavy rain expected.

Monday Evening Update:
A period of stormy weather is set to unfold for the second half of this week beginning late Wednesday night. Additional storms are then expected over the weekend. Here is a preliminary look at the timing and areas impacted. While the Spring severe weather season started early with the return of warmer weather in February, we've historically seen the most severe weather and tornadoes during the months of April and May. Along with the timeline you can find ways to keep your family prepared with a checklist at the bottom of this post.

 We'll be watching closely how this next storm system exiting the Rockies will impact the Central Plains Tuesday into Wednesday before it approaches our region. The one limiting factor will be instability since most of the storms impacting our region will move in overnight. With that being said we also have to remain prepared because even a little instability will help sustain storms this time year into the night time hours. The National Weather Service in Paducah put together the Tornado Count graphic to the right showing the highest months for tornado activity in the Local 6 area.






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