Daily Archives: September 13, 2018

Time posted: 7:21 pm

Tracking Hurricane Florence

Good evening, gang. Hurricane Florence continues to slowly approach the North Carolina coast and will absolutely pound North Carolina and South Carolina over the next few days. Once inland, it will finally begin to pick up speed by Saturday and will roll our way. This may very well still be a tropical depression as it crosses the border into the bluegrass state.

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Here is your interactive radar, complete with live storm tracker feeds from the areas getting hit. Just zoom in and track everything this storm has to offer up…

The hurricane models continue to be locked in on taking the remnants of this system into Kentucky.

The GFS Ensembles are also locked on the track on us…

The GFS continues to take the center of circulation right on top of central Kentucky. Check out how Florence moves across Florence, Ky…

Here’s the overall journey of Florence…

Here’s how things look to play out:

  • Scattered storms go up during the afternoon hours over the next few days. Tropical downpours are possible.
  • The remnant low from Florence moves on top of us Sunday through early Monday. That will bring heavy rain into the region, along with gusty winds.
  • A general 1″-3″ of rain is likely across the eastern half of the state, with locally higher amounts. High water issues are possible.
  • Winds may gust to 40mph at times Sunday afternoon into Sunday night across the central and east.

I will have the very latest forecast on WKYT-TV starting at 11pm and have another KWC update for you later tonight.

Isolated storms are going up through the evening, I close things out with regional radar for your tracking needs…

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:25 am

Florence To Impact Kentucky

Good Thursday, folks.  Hurricane Florence is nearing the North Carolina coast today and is ready to deliver a devastating blow to North and South Carolina. This system is going to then slowly work our way, likely impacting our weather later Sunday into Monday. This should be a wind and rain maker for us.

Let’s get you caught up on the current status of this storm…

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This is storm that may make a rare double landfall near Wilmington, NC then again in South Carolina. This slow movement means catastrophic damage in those areas. Here is your interactive radar, complete with live storm tracker feeds from the areas getting hit…

After meandering around the Carolinas for the next few days, the remnants of Florence will lift to the northwest toward Kentucky. What’s left of this system will likely move from south to north across the state from late Sunday through Tuesday. The latest hurricane model forecasts continue to be locked in on this track…

The GFS Ensembles are very similar…

The operational GFS continues to bring the center right on top of the state…

Tropical rain producing showers and thunderstorms will work across the state Sunday and Monday, bringing locally heavy rains. The greatest threat is across central and eastern Kentucky. This doesn’t look like the rainmaker Gordon was because the setup is totally different and this thing is moving along.

This system will bring gusty winds our way, with the potential of 30-40mph gusts at times.

Ahead of all this, warm and humid air will spawn a few storms Friday into Saturday. A few tropical downpours will have to be watched.

Let’s get back to today… Isolated showers and storms are possible and I have you set to do some tracking…

Have a good one and take care.

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