Daily Archives: August 17, 2018

Time posted: 2:06 am

Tracking More Storms and Heavy Rain

Good Friday, folks. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to put the bluegrass state in the line of fire for some nasty weather. After soaking boomers over the past few days, more of the same will be noted today and into the start of the weekend, with another active system due into the region by Monday.

The rainfall on Thursday was historic. Covington had the 2nd wettest day in record history with more than 5″ falling. Louisville picked up more than 3″, giving the city a top 5 wettest ever August day. Many other areas picked up several inches of rain, so it’s not going to take much rain today to cause high water issues.

Some spots may pick up 2″+ rains today alone, so be on guard for the potential for flash flooding.

Today’s storms may be strong or locally severe. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As mentioned, the waves of showers and storms keep coming at us through Saturday. The greatest concentration of rain for Saturday may wind up across the east and south, but anyone is fair game for the action. Highs stay below normal.

Sunday will find a scattering of showers and thunderstorms back on top of us with temps back in the low and middle 80s.

A fall cold front dives toward the region into the first half of next week, bringing an increase in showers and storms for Monday and Tuesday…

Strong storms and heavy rains are very possible with that setup. Yes… It’s more of the same in this amazingly un-August-like pattern.

The air crashing in behind the front will look and feel much, much better. A taste of late September may fill the air for a few days…

I leave you with your Friday edition of storm tracking toys…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.

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