Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Time posted: 12:22 pm

Rain From Irma Works Into Kentucky

Good afternoon, gang. The rain from Irma is moving into southeastern Kentucky and will overspread the state this evening and overnight. As what’s left of the center of circulation gets closer, winds will also become very gusty during this time.

Those winds may top 35mph at times in some areas later tonight…

The rain tonight and early Tuesday should be heavy at times and we will need to watch for pockets of high water issues developing. The models disagree on the exact placement of the heaviest rains during this time, but both show a general 1″-2″ for central Kentucky…



The threat for showers will continue through Wednesday and Thursday as the Irma remnant low, moves eastward across the state…

That’s a slow-moving look that can overachieve in terms of rainfall.

Temps continue to run much cooler than normal, as we are experiencing an amazingly cool September.

Here are your radars to track the tropical rains…


I will have an update on the rain potential on WKYT-TV starting at 4.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.


Time posted: 12:48 am

Rains From Irma Roll Our Way

Good Monday, everyone. Historic Irma continues to slowly weaken, but will still pack tropical storm force winds into much of the southeastern United States. As the remnants inch closer to us, rain overspreads the region later today into early Tuesday.

You don’t need me to recap everything from Irma. It’s been a devastating storm for much of Florida and may produce wind damage all the way through Georgia, Alabama into Tennessee.

The latest on the storm…

cone graphic

You can see how the  remnant low works into Kentucky by late Wednesday and Thursday. The models are tracking that well…

We will need to watch that system to see if it produces some slow-moving showers and storms that can cause local high water. The rains will be tropical in nature, so it’s possible.

Speaking of tropical rains, those arrive in here from southeast to northwest this evening into tonight. Heavy rain amounts of 1″-2″ will be possible in a few areas. Winds will also be very gusty and could reach 35mph in higher gusts late tonight and Tuesday.

Track the tropical drops…

After we get through Irma, our attention turns toward Jose and a potential east coast threat this coming weekend or early the following week.

Amazing times we are living in.

I will update as needed today, so check back. Make it a great Monday and take care.