Category Archives: Uncategorized

Time posted: 7:24 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. Rounds of showers and storms are going to increase again overnight and into Saturday, with an increasing threat for severe weather by late Saturday.

Given the recent flooding and waterlogged ground, the threat for additional flooding and flash flooding is off the charts. The WPC has highlighted much of Kentucky for a rare HIGH RISK for all modes of flooding Saturday into Saturday night…

Day 2 Excessive Rainfall Forecast

A major flood event may unfold across some parts of the state during this time.

The severe threat is also there, with the SPC inching the risk area farther north and east…

Damaging winds may sweep across the state from Saturday evening into the early morning hours of Sunday.

I’m also sounding the alarms for a renewed round of flooding and severe storms by Wednesday and Thursday. That storm may unleash a full blown winter pattern across much of the country in early March.

Here are your Friday evening trackers…

Enjoy the evening and take care.

1 Comment

Time posted: 12:13 pm

Friday Afternoon Flooding and Severe Storms Update

Good afternoon, folks. Torrential rains continue to work across parts of Kentucky, leading to additional flooding and flash flooding. More rounds of flooding are on the way into the weekend, with the increasing threat for severe thunderstorms.

The current flood issues are across western and parts of central Kentucky. Numerous counties are under Flood Warnings…

This matches up well with the high risk area we put out yesterday…

Additional showers and storms move through tonight and Saturday, each bringing the potential for more flooding.

The setup for late Saturday into Saturday night continues to look especially troublesome. Strong to severe storms may rumble from west to east across the state. Here’s my map from a few days ago, showing the impacted areas…

The Storm Prediction Center has much of central and western Kentucky in the severe weather risk area, but this will likely be expanded as we get closer…

Damaging winds, large hail are the main severe weather contenders, but isolated tornadoes are possible.

A VERY similar looking setup is already showing up by Wednesday…

I will have the very latest on WKY-TV starting at 4pm, so be sure and tune in. I will also throw you another update this evening. Until then, let’s do some Friday tracking…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Winchester

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

11 Comments

Time posted: 2:05 am

Tracking More Rounds Of Heavy Rain and Storms

Good Friday, folks. It’s another day of tracking heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms across the bluegrass state, leading to more high water issues. As we get deeper into the weekend, the flood threat actually increases as the severe weather potential joins the party.

The flood threat remains the same through Saturday night, so there really isn’t much more to add to what has already been said on here for the past few weeks. The severe potential later Saturday into Saturday night continues to get my attention…

Damaging winds are the main severe weather threat. Those storms will also be flood and flash flood producers across most of Kentucky.

We turn the faucet off for a bit starting Sunday, but I’m a littler worried about one more wave of low pressure bringing rain to the southeast on Monday.

Heavy rain and strong storms look to make a big comeback into play by Wednesday…

That may lead to another round of high water, before a more winter-like pattern settles in for the first few weeks of March.

Before we get to all that, we have to focus on the flooding threat from the current setup.

River flooding will continue to become a bigger and bigger deal in the coming days. A FLOOD WARNING is out for the Ohio River, with the potential for some historic crests. Here’s a look…

Ohio River at Ashland

Ohio River at Lloyd Greenup Lock

Ohio River at Cincinnati

Ohio River at McAlpine Upper

Ohio River at Owensboro

Ohio River at Golconda

As usual, the blog is set for you to do some tracking…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Winchester

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

I will have updates later today, so check back in. Have a great Friday and take care.

16 Comments

Time posted: 7:35 pm

More Flooding Possible Tonight and Friday

Good evening, everyone. Another round of heavy rain and thunderstorms will roll across Kentucky tonight and Friday, bringing a significant flood threat. This is very concerning, because many of the hard hit areas of this morning could be hit again.

Here’s a look at the overnight and Friday flood threat…

Rainfall numbers of 1″-4″ may show up during this time. PLEASE stay alert to the possibility of significant flooding overnight and Friday.

Additional rounds of showers and storms move in Saturday into Saturday night, with the potential for more significant flooding and severe thunderstorms.

In addition to the general flooding and flash flooding, river flooding is going to become a major issue. The current forecasts along the Ohio River continue to climb. At Louisville, the Ohio is forecast to reach the 10th highest mark on record…

AThe Ohio River at Cincinnati is also forecast to reach deep into the moderate stage…

A top 10 crest is now expected at Greenup…

Ashland sill crest higher than the recent crest…

I will update things tonight, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

6 Comments

Time posted: 12:18 pm

Thursday Afternoon Flood Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Significant flooding has already become an issue across many areas of Kentucky. Overnight rains produced a swath of 1″-3″ of rain, and that was enough to force many creeks and streams out of their banks.

Flood Warnings were a little slow this morning, but several areas are still under a Flood Warning through the afternoon…

The Flood Watch continues to make for an inept looking map, simply because one NWS office refuses to issue a watch for, at least, their northern counties…

Flash flooding was observed overnight in Fleming county, but they are STILL left out of the watch.

Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to target the region through the weekend. That thought has not changed, and we will likely see additional flash flooding and general flooding. River flooding will continue to become a bigger and bigger problem in the coming days.

In addition to the flooding, the late Saturday into Saturday night setup continues to get my attention. Strong to severe storms may race across the state…

These storms will also be MAJOR rain producers…

This weekend has the potential to be nasty on many fronts, so please stay alert to the forecast in the coming days.

A similar looking system tries to follow that up by Wednesday of next week…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm, so tune in. Another update comes your way here on KWC later this evening.

Until then, let’s do some tracking…

Make it a good afternoon and take care.

13 Comments