WKU Meteorology

Discussion of Mid-South weather and climate and information about the WKU Meteorology program

WKU Meteorology - Discussion of Mid-South weather and climate and information about the WKU Meteorology program

forecast for weekend

Highlights
– scattered showers and storms still in the forecast for Thursday
– much welcomed dry period Friday and Saturday
– another frontal system Sunday

Forecast: The frontal boundary which produced numerous rounds of
severe weather and flooding over a large portion of the south, Midwest
and east coast is now moving away. However the upper low behind this
system will still produce some afternoon showers and rumbles of
thunder with a threat for pea size hail in the afternoon. Afternoon
heating will lead to an increasing temperature gradient with height
which will promote the redevelopment of these clouds and scattered
showers in the afternoon. After sunset these will quickly end. Highs
will be in the mid to upper 60’s Thursday. For Friday and Saturday
conditions will clear for a few days with highs in the 70’s and lows
in the 50’s. Unforntauntrly by Sunday another strong frontal boundary
which could also be another slow mover will move into the region.
Rounds of heavy rainfall are very well possible from Sunday to beyond
the forecast period. parameters suggest the potential for another
squall line event as well Sunday night or Monday. Details will be
refined as needed on the hvy rain and severe threat Sunday night.
MWG