More wind on the way, maybe storms too!
Some big gusts out there yesterday! Winds were clocked at over 40 mph in many locations...
Things have calmed down quite a bit since then. Currently, the sky is sunny in Louisville and although the winds are still a bit breezy, they are not nearly as strong as they were yesterday.
High pressure has set up just to our west and is controlling the weather across the Central US. This high will bring us plenty of fair weather over the next couple of days.
Further west, some strong jet stream winds are coming onshore the Pacific Northwest Coast. These winds will be responsible for the development of our next storm system due to arrive Wednesday night.
Like our last storm system, this one will pack a punch with strong winds and maybe some stronger storms too.
Here's a look at a recent run of the GFS, valid early Wednesday, showing a tight surface pressure gradient over our area.
This will result in some high winds once again with gusts likely over 30 and maybe over 40 mph!
By late on Wednesday or into Wednesday night, it looks like the cold front will reach our area. Notice the line of precipitation (in green and yellow) painted here by the GFS.
This could be an indicator of a squall line of storms.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted our area (in green) for general thunderstorms during for Wednesday/Wednesday night and is confining the Slight Risk to Southern Missouri and into Arkansas.
I think given the strength of this storm, there is the distinct possibility that the Slight Risk area could be expanded furthern north. Something we'll be watching over the next few days.
Marc will have a full update on what to expect starting at 4 on WDRB News.
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell