Here's a photo we received this week from Rachel Warren of Owensboro (above) and another below from Jessica Willet-Mays in Clay.
A plethora of flying saucer clouds...which were in abundance in western Kentucky...are not tornadoes or wall clouds. How do they form? A thunderstorm is feeding off of warm moist air which is sucked into the updraft like a vacuum. Colder air at the top of the thunderstorm is pumped out. Some of the cold air sinks to the surface in advance of the thunderstorm. The cold air meets the warm updraft and condenses into a shelf cloud. Yes...it can look like a spaceship.