Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

Time posted: 2:12 am

Flash Flood Threat To Increase

Good Tuesday, everyone. The remnants of Alberto are working toward Kentucky today, bringing an increase in heavy rain and strong storms for the next few days. The potential for flash flooding will increase starting late today and carry us through Thursday, with another potential by the weekend.

Let’s get caught up on where Alberto is and the latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center…

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With the track of Alberto moving from south to north across the western half of Kentucky, we will need to watch areas of central and eastern Kentucky for a few strong or severe storms very late today into tonight. Here’s the area the Storm Prediction Center has outlooked for possible severe storms…

Any storm that goes up can also put down a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Western Kentucky has the greatest flash flood risk in the near term, as they will be closer to the track of the low. By Wednesday and Thursday, showers and storms may concentrate more across central and eastern Kentucky. I’m concerned about the cloudburst potential leading to a significant flash flood somewhere in our region.

A few storms will be noted on Friday, with the potential for rounds of storms taking control again over the weekend as a system moves in from the west and northwest…

This could very well lead to another flash flood threat over the weekend.

Stay alert over the next several days, folks.

Here are your Alberto tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.