Monthly Archives: May 2018

Time posted: 1:51 am

Tracking Alberto Toward Kentucky

Good Monday, everyone. On this Memorial Day, let’s pay tribute to all those brave men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. To those who bravely serve, and have served our nation, thank you.

In terms of the weather on this Memorial Day, we have a continuation of scattered storms and steamy temps. These scattered storms are bringing torrential downpours, leading to local flash flooding issues. I will have your tracking tools in a bit, but we have to track the tropics first.

Alberto continues to spin toward the Florida Panhandle and is strengthening as it gets closer to making landfall…

What’s left of Alberto will then move toward Kentucky later Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing the potential for heavy rain and a few severe storms. Here’s the latest 3 day forecast from the National Hurricane Center…

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Here’s are the areas I’m watching for the heaviest rain and possible flooding…

To the right of the track of Alberto, we will need to watch for scattered strong to severe storms developing. Here’s the area I’m highlighting for that potential…

Watch how well this remains in tact on the NAM…

That’s pretty amazing to see, as Alberto stays a Tropical Depression deep into the Ohio Valley.

Once Alberto goes by, we will watch additional showers and storms targeting our part of the world. We may even see a slow-moving cut off system working right on top of us into early June. That could become a heavy rain maker, keeping temps quite a bit cooler than we have seen for May.

 

I have you all set to track today’s storms. Don’t forget to use the interactive radar to track the storms across Kentucky, and to get a front row seat as Alberto hits the Gulf coast…

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:34 pm

Alberto To Impact Kentucky This Week

Good afternoon, gang. I wanted to drop by to update the scattered storms and the Kentucky impact from Alberto. This tropical system will bring heavy rain and strong storms our way by later Tuesday into Wednesday.

Alberto continues to be a very disorganized storm heading toward the Florida Panhandle. Once inland, it will weaken quickly to a Tropical Depression and may still be a depression as it moves into Kentucky Tuesday night. Here’s the official track from the National Hurricane Center…

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This storm is getting within radar range down in the sunshine state…

I have no changes to the area most at risk from heavy rain here in Kentucky…

Flooding and flash flooding are possible as Alberto works northward across Kentucky. To the east of the track of the low, we will need to be on guard for potential strong to severe storms. Enough spin is sometimes present to spit out a tornado or two.

Here’s the GFS bringing Alberto across west-central Kentucky…

As Alberto goes through, a big upper level system takes control of our weather, leading to additional rounds of showers and storms through the weekend and into next week…

Folks, a lot of rain may fall around here over the next two weeks. This continues to be an incredibly wet year and that looks to roll on into early Summer, at least.

Speaking of heavy rains, the storms of today can put it down in a hurry. Watch for the possibility of local flash flood issues developing. Here are your local storm tracking tools for the day…

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:45 am

Tracking Sunday Storms and The Impact Of Alberto

Good Sunday to one and all. It’s another day of steamy temps and scattered storms rolling across the bluegrass state. As we track the storms, we are also tracking Alberto down in the Gulf of Mexico. What’s left of this system should move into Kentucky by Wednesday, bringing rain and wind our way.

You know the routine on today’s storms… Some could be a little strong and put down enough rain to cause local high water issues. Any storm that goes up will be packed with lightning, so head indoors as soon as you hear thunder. Outside the storms, temps rise deep into the 80s. Humidity levels make it feel even toastier than that.

For Memorial Day… See above. 🙂

Alberto continues as a Tropical Storm down in the Gulf of Mexico as it heads toward the central Gulf Coast states. The 5 day forecast track continues to bring this into Kentucky as a Tropical Depression…

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Current indications favor the greatest risk for heavy rain showing up across central and western parts of the state…

The location of the heaviest rain depends on the exact track of what’s left of Alberto. We will also need to watch for some strong storms to develop to the right of that track.

The models are still very consistent in bringing what’s left of the system right on top of Kentucky. They also dive a second system in right behind it with more showers and storms…

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The latest Hurricane Models are tightly clustered on a track across Kentucky…

Let’s get back to the storms we have out there today. I have you all set to do some tracking…

Enjoy your Sunday and take care.

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