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Storms today, colder next week

Storms today, colder next week

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all areas south of I-64 in a Slight Risk for severe storms this afternoon.  The main threats from any of the stronger storms today will be hail and strong winds.  However, the severe weather threat looks low for a few reasons.  First, the winds are not very strong, so wind shear is not impressive.  Second, the instability is not very high, and most of the instability is located I-64 and south.  We do have a trigger to pop-up the storms, and that will be the cold front moving through the region today.  The best chance of strong storms will be from 2pm-9pm tonight. 

The second part of this blog update is about the colder weather in the forecast for early next week.  It appears cold air will be unlocked from the north on Tuesday and we may have to watch out for some frost potential.  The map below shows temperatures dropping to the 30s Tuesday morning.   We'll have to wait see how this cool/cold snap develop. The average last 32 degree temperature is on April 6th for Louisville.

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