Daily Archives: September 3, 2018

Time posted: 2:33 pm

Watching “Flash” Gordon

Happy Labor Day, folks. I wanted to drop by for a very quick update on our fast moving Tropical Storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Given the speed of this thing, I’m calling it “Flash” Gordon. Flash has a date with the central Gulf Coast on Tuesday and has a chance to become a weak hurricane before coming ashore.

As expected, the latest track forecast from the National Hurricane Center keeps being pushed to the east, but still needs to come farther east…

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Moisture from this system is likely to reach Kentucky late in the week and may hang around into the weekend as it combines with a stalled out front.

You can see these two getting together at the tail end of the NAM…

The GFS goes through the weekend and takes this system up the Mississippi Valley and into the Great Lakes…

The front that is on top of us later in the week can cause issues with heavy rains. It has tropical moisture to work with, so cloudbursts are possible. We will again see that potential late Saturday into Sunday as what’s left of Gordon heads just to our north, dragging the front through Kentucky.

I leave you with your holiday scattered storm tracking toys…

Make it a great rest of your Labor Day and take care.

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