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  • Weather Blog: NWS Conference Call 7-19-18

    Weather Blog: NWS Conference Call 7-19-18

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:34:08 GMT

    NWS Louisville is held a conference call today to discuss Friday's severe weather setup with emergency management, government officials, and the media. Timestamped notes from the call are below. 3:00pm - The call is starting shortly. Ted Funk will be leading the call. 3:03pm - This is an anomalous type of system for this time of year due to the strong winds aloft. Typically winds are calmer aloft in the summer. 3:04pm - Couple rounds of storms tomorrow. The first will be in the mor...

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    NWS Louisville is held a conference call today to discuss Friday's severe weather setup with emergency management, government officials, and the media. Timestamped notes from the call are below. 3:00pm - The call is starting shortly. Ted Funk will be leading the call. 3:03pm - This is an anomalous type of system for this time of year due to the strong winds aloft. Typically winds are calmer aloft in the summer. 3:04pm - Couple rounds of storms tomorrow. The first will be in the mor...

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  • Weather Blog: Friday's severe weather potential ramping up

    Weather Blog: Friday's severe weather potential ramping up

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:18:50 GMT
    An Enhanced Risk of severe weather has been issued for Friday in WAVE CountryAn Enhanced Risk of severe weather has been issued for Friday in WAVE Country

    All eyes are on Friday's severe weather threat as the Storm Prediction Center has put WAVE Country in an Enhanced Risk of severe weather, which is a 3 out of 5 on their scale. Damaging winds are the main threat with these storms, but hail and isolated tornadoes are definitely on the list too. In fact, the isolated tornado potential looks to be highest early on in the afternoon/evening round of severe weather when individualized supercell storms are possible before they merge into one ...

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    All eyes are on Friday's severe weather threat as the Storm Prediction Center has put WAVE Country in an Enhanced Risk of severe weather, which is a 3 out of 5 on their scale. Damaging winds are the main threat with these storms, but hail and isolated tornadoes are definitely on the list too. In fact, the isolated tornado potential looks to be highest early on in the afternoon/evening round of severe weather when individualized supercell storms are possible before they merge into one ...

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  • Weather Blog: Zeroing in on Friday's severe weather potential

    Weather Blog: Zeroing in on Friday's severe weather potential

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:26:33 GMT
    Friday morning's storm potential could complicate severe weather chances later in the dayFriday morning's storm potential could complicate severe weather chances later in the day
    Friday morning's storm potential could complicate severe weather chances later in the dayFriday morning's storm potential could complicate severe weather chances later in the day
    What a perfect July morning! Lows in the 60s will be with us again on Thursday morning as low humidity continues. Daytime highs today will be in the upper 80s, so it'll definitely still be very warm out there regardless of the humidity. We inch a little closer to 90 degrees tomorrow. Friday's storm potential is at top of mind today as we start to key in on the specifics behind it. It still appears that the greatest threat on Friday will be just southwest of most of our area, a little...More >>
    What a perfect July morning! Lows in the 60s will be with us again on Thursday morning as low humidity continues. Daytime highs today will be in the upper 80s, so it'll definitely still be very warm out there regardless of the humidity. We inch a little closer to 90 degrees tomorrow. Friday's storm potential is at top of mind today as we start to key in on the specifics behind it. It still appears that the greatest threat on Friday will be just southwest of most of our area, a little...More >>
  • Weather Blog: Watching severe weather potential for Friday

    Weather Blog: Watching severe weather potential for Friday

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:52:37 GMT
    Strong to severe storms are possible on FridayStrong to severe storms are possible on Friday
    Strong to severe storms are possible on FridayStrong to severe storms are possible on Friday
    Hello cold front! Drier air will be slowly pushing its way through WAVE Country through the afternoon, leading to a less humid feel for all by this evening. As this happens there will be a few isolated storms in Southern Kentucky, but a vast majority of folks will stay dry. Highs today will still be warm, just shy of 90° here in the city. Expect mid 80s tomorrow as high pressure and cooler air get situated over the Great Lakes. Wednesday will easily be the pick of the week! Frida...More >>
    Hello cold front! Drier air will be slowly pushing its way through WAVE Country through the afternoon, leading to a less humid feel for all by this evening. As this happens there will be a few isolated storms in Southern Kentucky, but a vast majority of folks will stay dry. Highs today will still be warm, just shy of 90° here in the city. Expect mid 80s tomorrow as high pressure and cooler air get situated over the Great Lakes. Wednesday will easily be the pick of the week! Frida...More >>
  • Weather Blog: Storms bring lower humidity this week

    Weather Blog: Storms bring lower humidity this week

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:34:50 GMT
    While it'll still be warm, the high humidity takes a break by mid weekWhile it'll still be warm, the high humidity takes a break by mid week

    We've already seen quite a few lighter showers develop in WAVE Country this morning from a remnant MCV (Mesoscale Convective Vortex) that moved in from Missouri and Illinois. This is essentially the mostly-dead broad circulation from storms that happened well out to our west last night. This feature will likely spark additional storms in places east of I-65 this morning and into early this afternoon. Once this feature exits after lunchtime we'll see a break in the storms and rain, ev...

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    We've already seen quite a few lighter showers develop in WAVE Country this morning from a remnant MCV (Mesoscale Convective Vortex) that moved in from Missouri and Illinois. This is essentially the mostly-dead broad circulation from storms that happened well out to our west last night. This feature will likely spark additional storms in places east of I-65 this morning and into early this afternoon. Once this feature exits after lunchtime we'll see a break in the storms and rain, ev...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.11.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.11.18

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:07 AM EDT2018-07-11 13:07:56 GMT

    Hey Y'all!   Ready to knock this humidity down a few notches?  Me too! It is happening as I type this...from north to south in WAVE Country. Louisville will have a few more hours to feel a difference and even then....we will be battling the heating of the day. For those of you south of Louisville, the rain chance is still in tact until the front passes your neighborhood.  Considering the lack of rain chances ahead, I hope you get one of them!  Unfortunately,...

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    Hey Y'all!   Ready to knock this humidity down a few notches?  Me too! It is happening as I type this...from north to south in WAVE Country. Louisville will have a few more hours to feel a difference and even then....we will be battling the heating of the day. For those of you south of Louisville, the rain chance is still in tact until the front passes your neighborhood.  Considering the lack of rain chances ahead, I hope you get one of them!  Unfortunately,...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.10.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.10.18

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-07-10 13:28:43 GMT

    A brief and minor drop in humidity coming before a fairly potent heat wave takes over. So now that I have cheered you up :) Here is how this looks to evolve... This afternoon: 2 main areas for spotty thunderstorms to develop.  One generally across KY and along the Ohio River.  The other closer to the cold front just north of WAVE Country.  The first one will struggle with coverage, but any one thunderstorm has the chance to bust through this heat and produce very hea...

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    A brief and minor drop in humidity coming before a fairly potent heat wave takes over. So now that I have cheered you up :) Here is how this looks to evolve... This afternoon: 2 main areas for spotty thunderstorms to develop.  One generally across KY and along the Ohio River.  The other closer to the cold front just north of WAVE Country.  The first one will struggle with coverage, but any one thunderstorm has the chance to bust through this heat and produce very hea...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.9.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.9.18

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-07-09 12:46:30 GMT
    Welcome to a new week! It will be another hot one for us, but nothing excessive and it does come with a least one "lower humidity" day. Here is the breakdown of the days ahead.  A more technical discussion will be on the video! LATER TODAY Heat will build despite passing clouds.  Highs a couple degrees either side of 90.  The heat index looks to average in the mid/upper 90s. The main challenge today is timing/coverage of a few thunderstorms.  The cloud...More >>
    Welcome to a new week! It will be another hot one for us, but nothing excessive and it does come with a least one "lower humidity" day. Here is the breakdown of the days ahead.  A more technical discussion will be on the video! LATER TODAY Heat will build despite passing clouds.  Highs a couple degrees either side of 90.  The heat index looks to average in the mid/upper 90s. The main challenge today is timing/coverage of a few thunderstorms.  The cloud...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.6.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.6.18

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-06 11:53:21 GMT
    Yay for cold fronts in July!   There are actually 2 fronts today.  One that contains the "umph" or wind shift, and the other containing the less humid air. The wind shift one will be the main driver on t-storms today and timing/placement by this afternoon favors our KY counties picking up the greatest coverage of thunderstorms.  And some could still produce a warning or two for strong winds, but instability doesn't look as off the chain as it did yester...More >>
    Yay for cold fronts in July!   There are actually 2 fronts today.  One that contains the "umph" or wind shift, and the other containing the less humid air. The wind shift one will be the main driver on t-storms today and timing/placement by this afternoon favors our KY counties picking up the greatest coverage of thunderstorms.  And some could still produce a warning or two for strong winds, but instability doesn't look as off the chain as it did yester...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.4.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.4.18

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-07-04 13:28:08 GMT
    Happy 4th!! And yes, it will be a hot one.  But something tells me you already knew that ;) It will rival the hottest in terms on the heat index last year in late July (reached 107° on a 98° day).  So when we say that "hottest since 2012" we are referring to the heat index value.  Which is really what means the most to our bodies when we are outside.  Current thinking is climbing to about 108-111° later today in the city.  About 102-106...More >>
    Happy 4th!! And yes, it will be a hot one.  But something tells me you already knew that ;) It will rival the hottest in terms on the heat index last year in late July (reached 107° on a 98° day).  So when we say that "hottest since 2012" we are referring to the heat index value.  Which is really what means the most to our bodies when we are outside.  Current thinking is climbing to about 108-111° later today in the city.  About 102-106...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.3.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.3.18

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-07-03 13:26:20 GMT
    2 Alert Days are out... For the 4th and 5th of July. Humidity levels pushing us into the danger zone (cue Maverick) Wednesday and Thursday. We actually won't be far from it even today, but increase cumulus clouds and t-storms should help cut that off just in time.  It took a while for the Louisville Metro to see that "cutoff time" and the airport got to 94° with a heat index of 105°.  Which I can't rule out today, but I am already seeing signs of develop...More >>
    2 Alert Days are out... For the 4th and 5th of July. Humidity levels pushing us into the danger zone (cue Maverick) Wednesday and Thursday. We actually won't be far from it even today, but increase cumulus clouds and t-storms should help cut that off just in time.  It took a while for the Louisville Metro to see that "cutoff time" and the airport got to 94° with a heat index of 105°.  Which I can't rule out today, but I am already seeing signs of develop...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 7.2.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 7.2.18

    Monday, July 2 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-07-02 13:10:41 GMT
    "If it's not the heat, it's the thunderstorms!" That pretty much sums up our weather pattern the next couple of days. At least there some downpours around that can cool ya down ...at least briefly.  Just keep in mind that a few of these t-storms will become briefly strong/heavy.  They will not move fast as well, so there is a risk for some quick flash flooding that would subside fairly quick since these thunderstorms do have a life span on them today.  If yo...More >>
    "If it's not the heat, it's the thunderstorms!" That pretty much sums up our weather pattern the next couple of days. At least there some downpours around that can cool ya down ...at least briefly.  Just keep in mind that a few of these t-storms will become briefly strong/heavy.  They will not move fast as well, so there is a risk for some quick flash flooding that would subside fairly quick since these thunderstorms do have a life span on them today.  If yo...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.29.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.29.18

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-06-29 12:17:10 GMT
    Shew...over it yet?  Get ready for a long period of 90 degree heat.  The only thing really to break the streak would be some afternoon clouds or a thunderstorm to knock is down for an hour or two. The issue we will need to really what is how high the dewpoints get in the coming days.  They look to average 70-75 degrees along and east of I-65 at times this weekend.  And 75-79° to the west.  The difference?  The higher that number is, the higher the he...More >>
    Shew...over it yet?  Get ready for a long period of 90 degree heat.  The only thing really to break the streak would be some afternoon clouds or a thunderstorm to knock is down for an hour or two. The issue we will need to really what is how high the dewpoints get in the coming days.  They look to average 70-75 degrees along and east of I-65 at times this weekend.  And 75-79° to the west.  The difference?  The higher that number is, the higher the he...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.28.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.28.18

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:14 AM EDT2018-06-28 12:14:22 GMT
    Ready for this heat wave? Likely not. This one will last a good 10 to perhaps 15 days.   Thunderstorm chances look to exist daily, but quite spotty in nature.  There are a couple hints of waves that may enhance those chances including one Sunday night into Monday.  But the heat will remain the main head. The core of the heat will be to our west the next 36 hours.  This will keep our heat index below advisory levels today (which is 105°) but will push it...More >>
    Ready for this heat wave? Likely not. This one will last a good 10 to perhaps 15 days.   Thunderstorm chances look to exist daily, but quite spotty in nature.  There are a couple hints of waves that may enhance those chances including one Sunday night into Monday.  But the heat will remain the main head. The core of the heat will be to our west the next 36 hours.  This will keep our heat index below advisory levels today (which is 105°) but will push it...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.27.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.27.18

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-06-27 14:11:34 GMT

    It has been a wild couple of days for us.  As of this post, NWS Louisville has at least indicated an EF-1 tornado with winds of 88 mph touched down in NE Jefferson County.  They may still adjust that scale and are still working on the exact path as it may extend into Oldham County.  Our social media pages will update you with the latest results. Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding again possible this afternoon, but the coverage of such will be reduced compared to T...

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    It has been a wild couple of days for us.  As of this post, NWS Louisville has at least indicated an EF-1 tornado with winds of 88 mph touched down in NE Jefferson County.  They may still adjust that scale and are still working on the exact path as it may extend into Oldham County.  Our social media pages will update you with the latest results. Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding again possible this afternoon, but the coverage of such will be reduced compared to T...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.25.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.25.18

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:03 AM EDT2018-06-25 14:03:30 GMT
    The radar will remain busy at times through at least late Wednesday/early Thursday. The WAVE 3 Weather App will handle the short-term weather setup that is currently taking place.  Localized flash flooding and gusty winds with some of the thunderstorms today. I will skip ahead to Tuesday's setup. This is will involve an approaching area of decent mid-level winds by the afternoon/night.  We could start the day off with a fading area of t-storms (from overnight tonight) tha...More >>
    The radar will remain busy at times through at least late Wednesday/early Thursday. The WAVE 3 Weather App will handle the short-term weather setup that is currently taking place.  Localized flash flooding and gusty winds with some of the thunderstorms today. I will skip ahead to Tuesday's setup. This is will involve an approaching area of decent mid-level winds by the afternoon/night.  We could start the day off with a fading area of t-storms (from overnight tonight) tha...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.22.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.22.18

    Friday, June 22 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-06-22 12:55:26 GMT
    Welcome to the first FULL day of SUMMER! It will be an active one for thunderstorms.  I will be quite general with this post as the situation is changing by the hour.  Today's video covers the details if you watch this in the very near term. Overall, clusters of thunderstorms will rotate in from the west around an area of low pressure near St. Louis.  There will be enough fuel around for very heavy rain, intense lightning. strong wind gusts and even a weak tornado.&nb...More >>
    Welcome to the first FULL day of SUMMER! It will be an active one for thunderstorms.  I will be quite general with this post as the situation is changing by the hour.  Today's video covers the details if you watch this in the very near term. Overall, clusters of thunderstorms will rotate in from the west around an area of low pressure near St. Louis.  There will be enough fuel around for very heavy rain, intense lightning. strong wind gusts and even a weak tornado.&nb...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.21.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.21.18

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:55:19 GMT
    Welcome to Summer 2018! Feels different, right? Riiiiigggght. The irony is today will be one of the coolest we have had in a couple weeks.  Of course, that it cloud and rain induced.  The downpours so far have been very spotty.  Just remember how much moisture is in the air today...so they can really put down the totals in a short amount of time.   It appears this first batch will move east with some sun breaks this afternoon. Just how much sun/heating we ge...More >>
    Welcome to Summer 2018! Feels different, right? Riiiiigggght. The irony is today will be one of the coolest we have had in a couple weeks.  Of course, that it cloud and rain induced.  The downpours so far have been very spotty.  Just remember how much moisture is in the air today...so they can really put down the totals in a short amount of time.   It appears this first batch will move east with some sun breaks this afternoon. Just how much sun/heating we ge...More >>
  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.20.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.20.18

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:29:37 GMT

    Goode Morning! This looks to be our last round pushing 90 degrees with a heat index into the low/mid 90s.  We will have much more of a cumulus cloud field later today compared to yesterday and some triggers around for scattered thunderstorms.  The better moisture lines up north of the Parkways which would include southern IN and much of northern KY.  I am still seeing signs that once they develop and drift east, new development directly to their west would take shape. ...

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    Goode Morning! This looks to be our last round pushing 90 degrees with a heat index into the low/mid 90s.  We will have much more of a cumulus cloud field later today compared to yesterday and some triggers around for scattered thunderstorms.  The better moisture lines up north of the Parkways which would include southern IN and much of northern KY.  I am still seeing signs that once they develop and drift east, new development directly to their west would take shape. ...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.19.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.19.18

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:43:48 GMT

    One more afternoon with a heat index that could reach/exceed 100° at times.   The thunderstorm risk is there, but remains low.  Just keep the WAVE 3 Weather App handy in case the ones that develop today are near you! Some picked up more than .50" out of the spotty downpours yesterday.   Over the next 24 hours out pattern will start to change. A boundary will work in from the north.  Scattered thunderstorms along it will attempt to build more t...

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    One more afternoon with a heat index that could reach/exceed 100° at times.   The thunderstorm risk is there, but remains low.  Just keep the WAVE 3 Weather App handy in case the ones that develop today are near you! Some picked up more than .50" out of the spotty downpours yesterday.   Over the next 24 hours out pattern will start to change. A boundary will work in from the north.  Scattered thunderstorms along it will attempt to build more t...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.18.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.18.18

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:38 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:38:09 GMT

    Over the heat yet?   Most are, but I know the the heat still has some "groupies" :) Highs will remain close to 95 for a couple more afternoons, then clouds and some thunderstorms will help ease that level a bit. The heat index will still push over 100 degrees at times this afternoon.  So as you already know, take it easy out there!   The change in our pattern will come with a front that will drop in by Wednesday.  There will be a few outflow ...

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    Over the heat yet?   Most are, but I know the the heat still has some "groupies" :) Highs will remain close to 95 for a couple more afternoons, then clouds and some thunderstorms will help ease that level a bit. The heat index will still push over 100 degrees at times this afternoon.  So as you already know, take it easy out there!   The change in our pattern will come with a front that will drop in by Wednesday.  There will be a few outflow ...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.14.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.14.18

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-06-14 12:53:12 GMT

    We don't get to enjoy cold fronts too often this time of the year.  So let's soak this one up :) The features of this front are headlined with the lower humidity values.  Temperatures are down a few notches, but still very warm.   We will start to build the heat back tomorrow and certainly over the weekend into at least Tuesday of next week, Perhaps even Wednesday. The humidity will creep back northward as well once our cold front fades off the map to out south ...

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    We don't get to enjoy cold fronts too often this time of the year.  So let's soak this one up :) The features of this front are headlined with the lower humidity values.  Temperatures are down a few notches, but still very warm.   We will start to build the heat back tomorrow and certainly over the weekend into at least Tuesday of next week, Perhaps even Wednesday. The humidity will creep back northward as well once our cold front fades off the map to out south ...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.13.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.13.18

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-06-13 12:25:03 GMT

    One more day of scattered thunderstorms to track then we get a break! So, if you have STILL been missed from the rain...you have a chance. If you have had too much, it is almost over :) The issue this afternoon will once again be the risk for some flash flooding, but also the continued risk for damaging winds.  Even an isolated, brief tornado possible...but that risk is quite low.  There looks to be 2 initialization areas for the t-storms. One near the Parkways where last ...

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    One more day of scattered thunderstorms to track then we get a break! So, if you have STILL been missed from the rain...you have a chance. If you have had too much, it is almost over :) The issue this afternoon will once again be the risk for some flash flooding, but also the continued risk for damaging winds.  Even an isolated, brief tornado possible...but that risk is quite low.  There looks to be 2 initialization areas for the t-storms. One near the Parkways where last ...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.12.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.12.18

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-06-12 13:48:09 GMT

    Hello! Tracking another day of t-storms.  There looks to be 2 rounds today...possibly 3. First one is moving into our western counties now.  Still waiting to see how much of this holds together/re-develops as we move into the lunch period of the day. The next round shouldn't take too long to develop across MO/IL/W KY this afternoon.  This looks to be a broken line of thunderstorms that will develop bowing segments (high wind potential) with a few of the cells.  ...

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    Hello! Tracking another day of t-storms.  There looks to be 2 rounds today...possibly 3. First one is moving into our western counties now.  Still waiting to see how much of this holds together/re-develops as we move into the lunch period of the day. The next round shouldn't take too long to develop across MO/IL/W KY this afternoon.  This looks to be a broken line of thunderstorms that will develop bowing segments (high wind potential) with a few of the cells.  ...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.11.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.11.18

    Monday, June 11 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-06-11 13:03:16 GMT

    Hopefully those that have needed some rainfall are catching up!  I know there are still many locations in need, especially over Kentucky.   The good news is the pattern remains active and more showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast on a near daily basis.  We just need to watch for those areas that experience either a slow-moving thunderstorm and/or multiple rounds for any flash flooding. In addition, we are picking up some decent heating each day to at lea...

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    Hopefully those that have needed some rainfall are catching up!  I know there are still many locations in need, especially over Kentucky.   The good news is the pattern remains active and more showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast on a near daily basis.  We just need to watch for those areas that experience either a slow-moving thunderstorm and/or multiple rounds for any flash flooding. In addition, we are picking up some decent heating each day to at lea...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.8.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.8.18

    Friday, June 8 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-06-08 13:04:25 GMT

    The weather pattern we are entering is certainly one that can change for you quickly, so make sure to keep the WAVE 3 Weather App handy with the ALERTS ON and LOCATION SERVICES turned ON as well.  That way any downpours (even non-severe) will trigger your device using your location in relation.   Will anything severe take place? It is possible.  There is so much heat and humidity building over the next few days that even a small t-storm can feed on that before it ...

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    The weather pattern we are entering is certainly one that can change for you quickly, so make sure to keep the WAVE 3 Weather App handy with the ALERTS ON and LOCATION SERVICES turned ON as well.  That way any downpours (even non-severe) will trigger your device using your location in relation.   Will anything severe take place? It is possible.  There is so much heat and humidity building over the next few days that even a small t-storm can feed on that before it ...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning! 6.7.18

    Make it a Goode Morning! 6.7.18

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-06-07 14:33:45 GMT

    First off, welcome our special guest on the video for the summer! Speaking of summer, that "feeling" is back full-on the next several days. The humidity and heat is building west of I-65 first...slowly spreading east over the next 24 hours.  At the same time, there will be a boundary near I-70 later today/tonight that could spark a thunderstorm. The environment is not great for them to survive very long within the boundaries of WAVE Country.  Having said that, ou...

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    First off, welcome our special guest on the video for the summer! Speaking of summer, that "feeling" is back full-on the next several days. The humidity and heat is building west of I-65 first...slowly spreading east over the next 24 hours.  At the same time, there will be a boundary near I-70 later today/tonight that could spark a thunderstorm. The environment is not great for them to survive very long within the boundaries of WAVE Country.  Having said that, ou...

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  • Make it a Goode Morning!

    Make it a Goode Morning!

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-06-05 12:46:02 GMT

    Our awesome weather will only get awesome-er! Another cold front is moving in later tonight.  But this one is coming in from the northeast which is a bit backwards.  Which is why we call it a "backwards" cold front.  S/SW winds feed moisture ahead of cold fronts.  We are just now gaining that direction today, but the flow is weak.  That means this front will not have enough time to pull in the moisture ahead of it to really produce a widespread...

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    Our awesome weather will only get awesome-er! Another cold front is moving in later tonight.  But this one is coming in from the northeast which is a bit backwards.  Which is why we call it a "backwards" cold front.  S/SW winds feed moisture ahead of cold fronts.  We are just now gaining that direction today, but the flow is weak.  That means this front will not have enough time to pull in the moisture ahead of it to really produce a widespread...

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  • Alert Day Update 5.30.18

    Alert Day Update 5.30.18

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-05-30 14:26:07 GMT

    2 Alert Days in effect #1 The remnants of Alberto passing through.   Concerns:  Heavy rain/flash flooding, gusty winds near 40 mph for isolated tree damage and/or power outages The main outer band is the one that will impact most of WAVE Country through lunch/afternoon.  The core of Alberto continues to track north through Indiana.  The rain bands will need to be watched for any repeating motion.  That can add up fast when it comes to rain totals and lea...

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    2 Alert Days in effect #1 The remnants of Alberto passing through.   Concerns:  Heavy rain/flash flooding, gusty winds near 40 mph for isolated tree damage and/or power outages The main outer band is the one that will impact most of WAVE Country through lunch/afternoon.  The core of Alberto continues to track north through Indiana.  The rain bands will need to be watched for any repeating motion.  That can add up fast when it comes to rain totals and lea...

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  • Alert Day Update 5.29.18

    Alert Day Update 5.29.18

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-05-29 14:49:31 GMT

    What is left of Alberto continues its trek up I-65 this midday. Its moisture extends as far east as the Carolinas and north as Indiana.  So yes, the clouds and downpours outside today are part of Alberto. The moisture levels continue to increase each hour as it is pushing in that humid air right into WAVE Country.  We are starting to see some sun breaks which is only leading to more downpours to quickly react and develop. As the core (spin) of Alberto moves north, the win...

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    What is left of Alberto continues its trek up I-65 this midday. Its moisture extends as far east as the Carolinas and north as Indiana.  So yes, the clouds and downpours outside today are part of Alberto. The moisture levels continue to increase each hour as it is pushing in that humid air right into WAVE Country.  We are starting to see some sun breaks which is only leading to more downpours to quickly react and develop. As the core (spin) of Alberto moves north, the win...

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  • Alert Day Issued 5.28.18

    Alert Day Issued 5.28.18

    Monday, May 28 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-28 14:23:22 GMT

    An Alert Day is currently out for Tuesday PM into the overnight/early Wednesday. The reason?  The leftovers of the tropical system "Alberto" will be passing through WAVE Country during this time. The track/speed of the timing determines the impacts you can witness with such a system.   As it stands now, much of WAVE Country would fall on the eastern side of the path.  This would put us in line for off/on rain bands with isolated tornadoes and gusty win...

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    An Alert Day is currently out for Tuesday PM into the overnight/early Wednesday. The reason?  The leftovers of the tropical system "Alberto" will be passing through WAVE Country during this time. The track/speed of the timing determines the impacts you can witness with such a system.   As it stands now, much of WAVE Country would fall on the eastern side of the path.  This would put us in line for off/on rain bands with isolated tornadoes and gusty win...

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  • Earliest Alert 5.25.18

    Earliest Alert 5.25.18

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:28:27 GMT

    Welcome to the holiday weekend! As we plan out the outdoor events and memorials...the headlines for the weekend remain the same. Humid, hot and the risk for very heavy downpours. The good news is that we are getting better data this morning that is helping us to group the rain chances during the weekend setup.  One trend that was becoming apparently was the increase in thunderstorm coverage Saturday.  Still not a washout setup, but there radar will have moments where it is...

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    Welcome to the holiday weekend! As we plan out the outdoor events and memorials...the headlines for the weekend remain the same. Humid, hot and the risk for very heavy downpours. The good news is that we are getting better data this morning that is helping us to group the rain chances during the weekend setup.  One trend that was becoming apparently was the increase in thunderstorm coverage Saturday.  Still not a washout setup, but there radar will have moments where it is...

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  • StormTALK 5.24.18

    StormTALK 5.24.18

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:28:30 GMT

    Main focus today will be the tropical nature of our pattern over the next 7-10 days. And that may include more than one tropical system on the map. The first one is 90-L that is now located near the Yucatan.  It will drift north into the Gulf of Mexico and likely to gain Tropical Depression status by Saturday.  There is time for it to become a Tropical Storm before moving over land Sunday or Monday near I-65 along the coast.   The moisture from this potential sto...

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    Main focus today will be the tropical nature of our pattern over the next 7-10 days. And that may include more than one tropical system on the map. The first one is 90-L that is now located near the Yucatan.  It will drift north into the Gulf of Mexico and likely to gain Tropical Depression status by Saturday.  There is time for it to become a Tropical Storm before moving over land Sunday or Monday near I-65 along the coast.   The moisture from this potential sto...

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  • Earliest Alert 5.23.18

    Earliest Alert 5.23.18

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:24:12 GMT
    Do you feel the difference yet?  Most of you do with the north/east wind and drier air working in.  The exception is closer to the TN border where there front is still nearby and therefore higher moisture levels.   We will all benefit from the dry air and clear skies tonight to allow for lows in the 60s and even several mid/upper 50s overnight!  Normal low for Louisville is 59°, so you can tell we have been unusually warm/humid to get excited about being ...More >>
    Do you feel the difference yet?  Most of you do with the north/east wind and drier air working in.  The exception is closer to the TN border where there front is still nearby and therefore higher moisture levels.   We will all benefit from the dry air and clear skies tonight to allow for lows in the 60s and even several mid/upper 50s overnight!  Normal low for Louisville is 59°, so you can tell we have been unusually warm/humid to get excited about being ...More >>
  • Earliest Alert 5.22.18

    Earliest Alert 5.22.18

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:45:13 GMT
    (Source: John P. Wise/WAVE 3 News)(Source: John P. Wise/WAVE 3 News)

    Hopefully those that were missed on the rainfall Monday night...were caught up this morning. The downpours will continue across KY through the afternoon with new development taking place across Indiana later on.  The morning rain did take out some of the moisture in advance of the front, but still expecting a broken line(s) of thunderstorms to move north to south through sunset. Then get ready for some NICE weather!  You should notice a decrease in the humidity Wednesday b...

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    Hopefully those that were missed on the rainfall Monday night...were caught up this morning. The downpours will continue across KY through the afternoon with new development taking place across Indiana later on.  The morning rain did take out some of the moisture in advance of the front, but still expecting a broken line(s) of thunderstorms to move north to south through sunset. Then get ready for some NICE weather!  You should notice a decrease in the humidity Wednesday b...

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  • Earliest Alert: 5.21.18

    Earliest Alert: 5.21.18

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:57:07 GMT

    While we are heading into the end of Meteorological Spring over the next 10 days, summer weather has been here since just after Derby and is in no hurry to leave. We do at least have a somewhat stronger front pushing in to drive moisture levels down juuuuuuust enough to remove the rain chance for a few days.   Of course that also means we have thunderstorms to get threat before we can enjoy that benefit. The first round should develop in the max heating of the day this aft...

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    While we are heading into the end of Meteorological Spring over the next 10 days, summer weather has been here since just after Derby and is in no hurry to leave. We do at least have a somewhat stronger front pushing in to drive moisture levels down juuuuuuust enough to remove the rain chance for a few days.   Of course that also means we have thunderstorms to get threat before we can enjoy that benefit. The first round should develop in the max heating of the day this aft...

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  • Earliest Alert 5.18.18

    Earliest Alert 5.18.18

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:51:48 GMT

    Has the rain missed you so far? Maybe today will be your day.  I know it took until yesterday for my house to finally get some rainfall.   Of course, we don't want too much of a good thing.  The risk for flash flooding will remain with such a high water content in the air right now. The storm/rain motion today will be from the south/southeast to the north/northwest.  Keep that in mind when you check the radar on the WAVE 3 Weather App. The low will be mainly...

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    Has the rain missed you so far? Maybe today will be your day.  I know it took until yesterday for my house to finally get some rainfall.   Of course, we don't want too much of a good thing.  The risk for flash flooding will remain with such a high water content in the air right now. The storm/rain motion today will be from the south/southeast to the north/northwest.  Keep that in mind when you check the radar on the WAVE 3 Weather App. The low will be mainly...

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  • Earliest Alert- Thursday

    Earliest Alert- Thursday

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-05-17 11:53:36 GMT

    More heavy downpours to track later today. With the moisture content so high and the wind flow aloft weak, rainfall amounts have been impressive.  Over 2-3" can fall depending on how that particular storm cell behaves/lasts.   Expect a repeat of that today. There is a difference in the setup later, however. Which a low pressure moving in from the south, the amount of "lift" will be present into the nighttime hours.  This means the development of do...

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    More heavy downpours to track later today. With the moisture content so high and the wind flow aloft weak, rainfall amounts have been impressive.  Over 2-3" can fall depending on how that particular storm cell behaves/lasts.   Expect a repeat of that today. There is a difference in the setup later, however. Which a low pressure moving in from the south, the amount of "lift" will be present into the nighttime hours.  This means the development of do...

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  • Earliest Alert

    Earliest Alert

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-05-16 14:50:32 GMT

    The front we have been tracking all week to our north has now settled into WAVE Country.  Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop/fade/re-develop over the next 12 hours.  We should see a calmer setup overnight with some fog. Rain totals could be impressive for some with localized 1-2" amounts.  There will be some of you that won't see a drop.  Hopefully your thirsty lawn will get picked. Once we move into Thursday and Friday, the front basicall...

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    The front we have been tracking all week to our north has now settled into WAVE Country.  Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop/fade/re-develop over the next 12 hours.  We should see a calmer setup overnight with some fog. Rain totals could be impressive for some with localized 1-2" amounts.  There will be some of you that won't see a drop.  Hopefully your thirsty lawn will get picked. Once we move into Thursday and Friday, the front basicall...

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