Time posted: 2:00 am

Strong Storms and Heavy Rains

Good Monday, everyone. We are dealing with another flash flood threat across Kentucky to begin the work week. The past week has been filled with torrential rains, causing local flooding issues, and today may bring another round of high water.

Showers and storms are sweeping eastward across the state with torrential rains and gusty winds. Storms through Tuesday may put down more than 2″ of rain in several areas, with higher amounts falling in the stronger storms. Watch the creeks and streams!

In addition to the flood threat, a few storms may produce damaging winds. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

The showers and storms roll into Tuesday as a powerful low pressure rolls into the Great Lakes. That drags a fall cold front through the bluegrass state, with a taste of September temps coming in behind it…

A leftover shower is possible on Wednesday, but the big news will be the temps. Highs may not get out of the low and middle 70s.

Thursday should see highs back in the 70s with lows by Thursday and Friday mornings drop deep into the 50s and could make a run at 50 in the cooler valleys…

The weekend will find a warmer setup trying to fight back in from the west, but showers and storms may form ahead of this and dive into the state from the northwest…

Here are your Monday tracking toys…

Current watches
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Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a magnificent Monday and take care.


Time posted: 2:06 am

More Storms Before A Surge of September

Good Sunday, everyone. Scattered storms continue across the region today, but this action isn’t as widespread as the past few days or the days ahead of us. We have a fall cold front working into the region over the next few days, bringing storms and a taste of September air.

Today’s scattered storms will be more prominent across the south and southeast, but I can’t rule out a boomer in any one location. Outside of the storms, we will be seeing a mix of sun and clouds with temps generally from 80 to 85…

A powerhouse of a low pressure works from the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes from Monday into Tuesday. That causes showers and storms to rapidly increase on Monday, with the potential for a few strong or locally severe storms. Here’s the Monday Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Torrential rains will also accompany the storms Monday into Tuesday, giving us another chance at some flooding issues.

That’s one heck of a storm system for this time of year and is something you just don’t see very often. As the cold front pushes east, check out all of the much cooler than normal temps coming behind it…

Temps on Wednesday and Thursday may not get above the middle 70s for many of us…

Overnight lows can drop close to 50 by Thursday and Friday. It’s not exactly a Pot Of Chili Alert, but that’s pretty awesome for August. 🙂

It also looks mainly dry during this time. Woot!

Make it a great Sunday and take care.


Time posted: 1:06 am

More Boomers Start The Weekend

Good Saturday, everyone. A ton of rain has fallen across the region over the past several days and the wet weather continues into the start of the weekend. From there, we focus on another potent system moving in early next week, bringing more storms and a taste of September temps.

Rounds of showers and storms will be out there today, especially in the central and east. Given how much rain has fallen of late, it won’t take much more water to cause local flooding issues to develop, so watch the creeks and streams.

Track away…

Sunday looks a little better with a partly sunny sky and just some scattered storms. The best threat of storms will be across the southern half of the state.

A very potent storm system develops in the Mississippi Valley on Monday and slides into the Great Lakes, bringing a strong cold front into our region by Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms increase during this time, with the potential for more high water issues and a few severe storms…

That’s a setup you just don’t see this time of year… You just don’t.

The air behind this front is much cooler than normal, bringing us a taste of mid and late September temps…

Afternoon temps will likely stay way down in the 70s for a day or two…

Overnight lows make a run toward the low 50s on a couple of mornings. Bring. It. On.

Have a great day and take care.


Time posted: 2:06 am

Tracking More Storms and Heavy Rain

Good Friday, folks. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to put the bluegrass state in the line of fire for some nasty weather. After soaking boomers over the past few days, more of the same will be noted today and into the start of the weekend, with another active system due into the region by Monday.

The rainfall on Thursday was historic. Covington had the 2nd wettest day in record history with more than 5″ falling. Louisville picked up more than 3″, giving the city a top 5 wettest ever August day. Many other areas picked up several inches of rain, so it’s not going to take much rain today to cause high water issues.

Some spots may pick up 2″+ rains today alone, so be on guard for the potential for flash flooding.

Today’s storms may be strong or locally severe. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As mentioned, the waves of showers and storms keep coming at us through Saturday. The greatest concentration of rain for Saturday may wind up across the east and south, but anyone is fair game for the action. Highs stay below normal.

Sunday will find a scattering of showers and thunderstorms back on top of us with temps back in the low and middle 80s.

A fall cold front dives toward the region into the first half of next week, bringing an increase in showers and storms for Monday and Tuesday…

Strong storms and heavy rains are very possible with that setup. Yes… It’s more of the same in this amazingly un-August-like pattern.

The air crashing in behind the front will look and feel much, much better. A taste of late September may fill the air for a few days…

I leave you with your Friday edition of storm tracking toys…

Current watches
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Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.


Time posted: 2:03 am

Heavy Rain and Strong Storms

Good Thursday to one and all. We have another very soggy pattern taking control of the weather through the upcoming weekend. Some of the storms may be strong and put down too much rain, leading to some additional high water issues.

The Storm Prediction Center has a low risk for severe storms on top of us today. Here’s a look at the latest Severe Weather Outlook…

The setup may produce some local wind damage with the stronger storms going up, so we will be on guard for that.

This is in response to a system moving in and slowing down on top of our region. Additional rounds of showers and storms will then carry us through Friday and into Saturday, putting down very heavy rainfall. These rains will likely cause, at least, local high water issues.

Scattered storms will be around on Sunday, but may not be as widespread as the next few days. Showers and storms then increase Monday into Tuesday ahead of a fall cold front…

Heavy rain and a few strong storms are likely during this time. Behind that front comes a taste of early Fall with temps going well below normal…

Highs may hang into the 70s for highs, with lower humidity levels. Overnight lows can make a run at 50 in a few spots.

I leave you with your Thursday storm tracking toys…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great Thursday and take care.