Daily Archives: February 11, 2018

Time posted: 4:43 pm

Winter Weather Advisory Tonight

Good evening, folks. As temps crash from west to east, a band of light frozen precipitation will develop tonight across central and eastern Kentucky. This may cause some travel issues to develop just in time for the Monday Morning commute.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for parts of central and northeastern Kentucky…

A light glaze and a small accumulation of snow may combine to do some slipper work on area roads. In pouring over the latest data, that advisory may need to be expanded into the rest of eastern and southeastern Kentucky. Pockets of freezing rain may wind up being more prominent in the southeast, than anywhere else. That would be a double whammy for areas still dealing with widespread flooding.

Here are your evening trackers…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

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

I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
Covington
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

 

45 Comments

Time posted: 2:03 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. The heavy rain train is slowly working out of Kentucky, with a taste of winter coming in behind it. That may lead to some pockets of travel issues by Monday morning. As we look ahead to the week ahead, I see another flood threat taking shape.

Let’s begin with the setup out there today. A 30-35 degree temperature drop is occurring behind the cold front working east. As that cold air moves in, things begin to slow down in terms of precipitation. That’s great news, as parts of southeastern Kentucky have picked up more than 5″ of rain. Extensive flooding is underway in many areas.

Here are the radars to track the remaining rains…

Cold air continues to press in through tonight, with a band of wintry weather developing across the central and east…

That may put down some VERY light accumulations in a few spots, leading to some slick spots developing. Overall, this really isn’t a big deal.

Leftover showers will be noted for Tuesday, but another increase in rain begins Wednesday and carries us through Friday. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be likely, with a switch to snow possible by late Friday. This will be followed up by a few more active systems. Here’s how the Canadian sees it…

The GFS…

A lot of moisture may fall during this time. The GFS has some 5″-6″ rains showing up over the next week and change…

I’m not liking the looks of this pattern over the next few weeks. We have mentioned it before on here, but Kentucky is long overdue for a decent river flooding event.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

16 Comments

Time posted: 2:16 am

Flooding Rains Continue In The Southeast

Good Sunday, folks. Flooding continues to be a big issue across parts of southern and eastern Kentucky as we get ready to wrap up the weekend. As this is happening, Old Man Winter throws a little shot our way through early on Monday.

Rounds of heavy rain continue to fall across the southern and southeastern parts of the state. This is fall on top of a waterlogged ground from the Saturday rains.

Flooding is a serious issue on many creeks and streams, and along areas of the Cumberland and Kentucky Rivers. A state of emergency has been declared in Harlan County. Please stay safe, folks.

Temps are crashing from northwest to southeast today, leading to some winter weather. Light freezing rain is trying to show up in the west and north, but the main action may show up tonight and early Monday. That’s when another wave of low pressure develops on our front, leading to a swath of light freezing rain and light snow…

Freezing Rain

Snow

Some slick travel may develop in time for the Monday morning commute.

A few showers will linger into Tuesday and Wednesday, before we track another potent system by late week. While this may have a wintry aspect behind it, we are going to need to watch for the possibility of another big rain event…

The overall pattern keeps a very active storm track going in our region. The Canadian 10 day Precipitation totals are way up there…

The GFS is also VERY active over the next 2 weeks…

Let’s get back to today’s weather. I have you all set 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-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

Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

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

I will update things again later today, so check back. Have a great Sunday and take care.

35 Comments