After we rid of today's downpours/hailers...we then will get to enjoy a couple day of nice weather.
The problems return late Thursday night around the midnight timeframe. That is when a front drops in with showers/storms developing along it.
The front will then crawl across the state on Friday. So there looks to be waves of showers/storms scattered around. There is not much forcing along this front, so we are not expecting severe storms, but lightning/heavy rain possible.
The problem for the Thunder forecast will be how quickly will this front fade off the map? And if it doesn't...where will it sag to? Southern KY? Tennessee?
That is the important part of the forecast for Saturday. We have a tendency for these fronts to stall in the area...so we need to watch this. I do think enough high pressure will build in Saturday to limit any rainfall....but I am not so confident on the cloud deck. Hopefully we can get broken to clear skies to allow for a good airshow. We will keep you updated.
RIVER LEVEL: Forecast to have a drop by Saturday ---but if heavier rain than expected falls Friday---that may change. Either way, prepare for mud/soggy grassy.
WINDS: Generally out of the south. Should be light...but winds usually are a bit higher along the river. Roughly 10-15 mph. This means the smoke would likely drift to IN than KY.
TEMPS: Depending on the cloud cover, 75 is reachable. Even if mostly cloudy, 70 still could take place---but again---slightly cooler at riverfront.
Then we prepare for another system Sunday night/Monday. EURO has a front moving through...GFS had a much deeper low tracking to our south. Either way, rain is a good bet during this time...and it could be locally heavy.