Daily Archives: December 31, 2018

Time posted: 12:31 pm

Severe Storms Tracker

Good afternoon, everyone. This is going to be a short post just to get you guys set up with all the tracking tools you need to follow the active day of weather. High winds and strong to severe storms are rolling across the state on this New Year’s Eve.

A squall line of thunderstorms will race eastward across the state this afternoon into early this evening. That line should weaken very quickly as it gets into eastern Kentucky after dark.

Damaging wind is the primary threat, but a tornado or two is possible across areas of south central Kentucky, especially.

Winds are going to crank with or without storms. Gusts of 50mph will be possible as our low pressure develops and rolls across the Ohio Valley. With a wet ground and soggy root system, watch for the possibility of a few trees being uprooted.

The late week storm system is going to move right on top of us, bringing heavy rain and the potential for some snow Thursday and Friday. I will get into that with my next update. Until then, let’s track today’s action…

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Current watches
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Possible watch areas
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Happy New Year and take care.


Time posted: 1:44 am

High Water and Severe Storms Threat

Good Monday and Happy New Year’s Eve. We have a very busy weather day taking shape across Kentucky as a big storm system rolls through. This is bringing the possibility of severe storms, high winds and high water to much of the region. Honestly, 2018 can’t end soon enough.

Our day starts with heavy rain and some thunder lifting to the north along a warm front. This action may put down a quick 1″-2″ of rain, leading to local high water issues for some. As that lifts to the north, warmer air shoots into the state. This air is also very humid and a bit unstable for this time of year and that could spell strong or severe storms later today.

Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds and a tornado or two will be possible during this time.

That line of storms will also bring another round of heavy rain with it. Here’s a look at the areas that have the best chance at seeing some high water issues today…

High winds may gust to 50mph or a little better at times today into this evening. With a wet ground keeping the root system very soft, it won’t take much to cause some trees to be uprooted.

The next system rolling in later in the week continues to look like another high impact system for Kentucky. Rain and snow are both possible from Wednesday night through Friday…



New version of the GFS

Heavy rain and snow are both possible from that storm system, with details still to be determined.

As this hyper-active pattern continues, another storm shows up a few days later…

Let’s get back to tracking today’s big storm system. I will have updates as needed throughout the day. I leave you with your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great final day of the year and take care.