Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

Time posted: 12:18 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. A front is draped across the region and is bringing a healthy temperature gradient with it. As this boundary slows down and slowly goes back north, rounds of showers and thunderstorms are going to crank along and south of it. This is a setup that is likely to throw down a lot of rain over the next few days.

This front is already touching off some scattered action this afternoon. As we head into the evening, watch for showers and storms to increase…

The heaviest rains come Wednesday through Thursday, leading to the potential for flooding issues to develop. The WPC continues to include the region in the risk area…

The trend of the models is to sink a bit south with the highest rain totals. Notice how the GFS is more widespread with the 2″-5″ rains…

Given the fact that thunderstorms are in the mix, locally higher amounts will certainly be possible. Those numbers would be enough to cause high water issues in many areas.

Speaking of thunderstorms, there’s the chance for a few strong to severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of central and western Kentucky in the Marginal Risk for severe storms on Wednesday…

Thursday is another day that could spawn a few strong or severe storms as our front blasts in from the west. Temps ahead of this front may hit 70-75 in the central and east, with a MAJOR temp crash coming behind the front….

From 70 to the teens… That sounds about right!

A quick-hitting band of light snow is possible as temps crash Thursday night and early Friday.

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm and here on KWC this evening. Have a good one and take care.

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