Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

Time posted: 7:32 pm

Flood Threat Update

Good evening, everyone. Rounds of heavy rain continue to work from southwest to northeast across the state, with the heaviest rains arriving later tonight into Tuesday. This will lead to an increased risk for flooding across the bluegrass state.

Numerous counties across western Kentucky continue to be under a Flood Warning, with Flood Warnings out for many other rivers including the Ohio…

Minor to moderate flooding is forecast along many points along the Ohio. Here are just a few areas of concern…

Ohio River at Cincinnati

Ohio River at McAlpine Upper

Ohio River at Owensboro

Ohio River at Shawneetown

The entire state continues to be under a Flood Watch into Tuesday…

You know the drill, if you live in a low-lying or flood prone area, please stay alert to the potential of rising waters.

Winds later tonight into Tuesday will be very gusty and could top 40mph at times, especially in the central and eastern parts of the state.

Much colder air then filters in behind this departing system and that could mean some wraparound light snow for a time Tuesday night.

The setup behind this remains very active, but the pattern continues to trend colder. The late week/weekend setup is turning a little colder…

Let’s get back to the weather of today and tracking the rounds of heavy rain…

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 12:18 pm

Monday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Today is just ugly and rather depressing as nothing changes and your friendly weatherdude is powerless to change it. 🙁 Rounds of heavy rain continue to pound the bluegrass state, with the heaviest yet to come tonight and Tuesday. This will continue to cause flooding issues across the region.

Our Flood Watch was expanded to include the rest of the state…

Numerous counties across western Kentucky are already under Flood Warnings and we will likely see more added to the map…

Flood Warnings are also out for many of our rivers and those crest forecasts will vary depending on future rains. As of now, an additional 1″-3″ of rain should fall for many through Tuesday. Locally higher amounts will be possible in western and central parts of the state.

That system moves away Tuesday evening, but not before some backlash snows kick in…

Another system will quickly zip in here for the end of the week as our active storm track continues, but with a catch. This storm track is being pushed farther south as cold air takes control of the pattern…

This looks a lot like last year when winter didn’t arrive until late then pretty much wiped out our spring. Yippee. 🙁

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4 and with another update on KWC later today. Until then, here are your radars to track the rain…

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:52 am

Tracking The Flood Threat

Good Monday, folks. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… Rounds of heavy rain are rolling across the bluegrass state, bringing the potential for more flooding. It’s a very active pattern that continues to show up in our region, but it will soon get back to more of a winter look, but not before we get in on a lot of rain.

We continue with a Flood Watch for much of the state and surrounding states…

Flood Warnings are already out for many rivers, including parts of the Ohio River. This map shows any current warnings for the region…

Minor to moderate flooding is currently forecast for many areas along the mighty Ohio. Here’s a look at forecasts for select points along the Ohio…

Ohio River at Cincinnati

Ohio River at McAlpine Upper

Ohio River at Owensboro

Ohio River at Shawneetown

Keep in mind, the heaviest rains arrive later tonight into Tuesday. As that system pulls away, a touch of wraparound snow will be possible Tuesday night.

From there, another system moves through by Thursday and Friday with rain to a touch of wraparound snow. The main aspect of this system is that the cold behind it has staying power. That pushes the storm track farther south for the next system that follows it…

You can see that same system showing up on the Euro…

The GFS Ensembles continue to point to increasing snow chances as the storm track shifts south over the next few weeks…

As always, we shall see!

I will have updates later today. Until then, here are your radars to help track the action…

Enjoy your Monday and take care.

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