Eastern Kentucky Weather

Tuesday Storms Could Be Severe

Chief Meteorologist Shane Smith is watching the potential of severe storms on Tuesday.

Good Monday evening friends from the Sky Alert Weather Center.  It was a nice start to the work week weather wise across Eastern Kentucky with highs topping out in the lower 80s.  However going into tomorrow the heat will really crank up.  Check out the NAM models take on our temperatures tomorrow.

 

 It's going to be very toasty out there, and it's also going to be pretty humid.  In fact that heat and humidity could serve as fuel for some pretty strong thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.  The Storm Prediction Center has the area outline under a slight risk of sever storms for Tuesday.  It's not a great chance, but it's enough to mention.  The main thing we are looking for is strong winds and the potential of some large hail and heavy rain.  The NAM model isn't super optimistic on the chances.

After this system moves on out the weather is going to become much nicer.  We will see drier air move in and temperatures will drop.  Highs on Independence Day will be likely in the lower 80s.  

For folks heading down to the Carolinas for the holiday weekend, you may want to reconsider your plans.  It looks like a storm system off the coast of Florida may try to organize into a tropical depression or storm late week.  This would likely impact Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks late week.  It's not a sure thing yet, but a lot of the models are leaning towards a solution that will bring it very close to the coast.

 

Keep an eye to the sky tomorrow and check the WYMT Facebook page for more weather updates.

-Shane Smith  

 

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