Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

Time posted: 1:19 pm

Heavy Rain Threat Increases

Good afternoon, everyone. As expected, a dying band of showers and thunderstorms is kicking off the afternoon, but the focus is on additional development later today and tonight. Heavy rain is becoming increasingly likely, especially across central Kentucky. This may lead to some local flooding issues tonight and early Sunday.

The overall severe storms threat is lower, but the high water threat is now higher. Look at the rain numbers coming from the models…

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GFS

Most of that will fall within a 12 hour window. Given our soggy spring, let’s keep a close eye on water levels overnight and early Sunday.

The heavy rains will taper off quickly from west to east later Sunday, with much colder air sweeping in from the northwest. That northwesterly flow will touch off some snow showers and flurries from late Sunday night into Monday. There is even the chance for a rooftop coating…

At some point you just have to laugh to keep from crying. 🙂

Here are your tracking tools to get you through the rest of the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great rest of your Saturday and take care.

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Time posted: 2:00 am

Storms Rumble Across Kentucky

Good Saturday to one and all. We are kicking off a busy weekend of weather, with rounds of showers and storms targeting the bluegrass state. Some of the storms may be strong or severe, with local flooding issues a possibility. All of this comes from another winter vs spring battle.

The Storm Prediction Center has our region in a risk for severe storms through tonight…

The main threat comes from damaging winds and large hail.

In addition to the severe threat, these will be slow-moving storms that can dump enough rain to cause some flooding issues to develop. The best threat of that happening appears to be across western and central Kentucky.

Much colder air sweeps in on Sunday, shutting the heavy rains down from west to east. A strong northwesterly wind flow may spit out a rain or snow shower by Monday. Highs may be hard-pressed to get much above the 40 degree mark.

A big temp rebound comes our way by the middle of the week, but I’m already watching another possible severe weather signal showing up for next weekend.

I will have another update later today, until then, let’s do some storm tracking…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Enjoy your Saturday and take care.

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