Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

Time posted: 12:39 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Rounds of heavy rain producing showers and thunderstorms continue to target the region. This is a setup that will take us through Thursday, bringing the potential for high water issues and even a few severe storms.

As expected, the Flood Watch was expanded to include southern and southeastern Kentucky…

This should actually extend into northern Tennessee because the axis of heaviest rain continues to show up a little farther south. This is something we’ve talked about for the past few days and now you’re seeing it play out in real time.

A general 2″-4″ of rain is likely through Thursday night. Locally higher amounts may show up, especially in the southern half of the state. That would be enough to cause local flooding issues.

In addition to the flood potential, the threat for strong to severe storms is with us, especially across the western half of the state. The Storm Prediction Center has this region in a Slight Risk with the marginal risk into areas of central and south central Kentucky…


Temps tank Thursday night as the front blows in, as the 20s show by Friday morning. An area of light snow will show up for a short time.

After a seasonally cold Friday and Saturday, the active pattern cranks back up with a series of systems rolling across the region through next week. These systems continue to take on more of a winter look to them, with the usual model flips and flops…



New version of the GFS

I leave you with your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a good one and take care.