Update - Scattered showers and storms make it tricky through mid-week

We do need the rain. Folks also want to be outside.

Updates Below (most recent 7:30pm)

Welcome to Tuesday!

As said yesterday, we're going to be watching the skies over the next few days for those scattered showers popping up. Thunder is in the mix as well, though the threat for severe weather is slight to low (mostly in Kentucky).

The prevalence of showers and storms will be most elevated in the afternoon hours, as the GFS indicates:

GFS - Tuesday Afternoon GFS - Wednesday Morning GFS - Wednesday Afternoon

This cycle will be continue on and off through Thursday, though Thursday itself may feature a little lull before the full front comes through on Friday. In between showers you can expect partly sunny skies, warmth, and humidity (highs up near 80).

As far as total rainfall through the end of the week, this is what we're looking at:

HPC - 5 Day Rainfall Projection

A good swath of rainfall is going to fall to our west, aligned with the main system, but to get 1"+ over the course of a few days should still go a long way in regard to the fire danger, existing brush-fires, and of course those gardens out there.

Feel free to stop by and check the blog each of the next couple of days because of the pop-up showers. Radar tracking will be of course available below and these posts should be updated when severe weather break-outs come down for the day.

Update (8:30am) - Here are the breakdowns of today's severe weather threat...

SPC - Hail Threat SPC - Wind Threat SPC - Tornado Threat

Just the western parts of our area are in the "slight" risk category for severe weather, with the main threat being embedded wind gusts within a thunderstorm. This is a very typical occurrence for the spring and summer and typical afternoon vigiliance should do the trick. Keep an eye on the tracking maps below, and/or download our WSAZ mobile app to stay informed if you're heading to the golf course or the ball field this afternoon.

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Update (7:30pm) - The showers and storms are finally entering our north and western counties, particularly Ohio. There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch posted for areas along/north of I-64 that you can see below. So far, there have been a few Warnings triggered, but they have thus far been out of our area. Small hail has been the primary storm report so far, but some embedded wind gusts could be an issue as well. The good news is that most folks are going to be coming home from soccer practice, but there are still those under-the-lights little league games that could be jeopardized by arriving lightning.

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Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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