Daily Archives: February 19, 2019

Time posted: 7:37 pm

Tracking Winter Weather To Heavy Rain

Good evening, folks. Wintry precipitation and heavy rain continue to overspread the region from south to north. This is going to bring a touch of light accumulations of snow and ice, but a lot of rain that may cause flooding issues.

Our Winter Weather Advisory continues for areas along and north of Interstate 64 through the wee hours of Wednesday morning…

From there, it’s rounds of heavy rain and a few rumbles of thunder through Wednesday night. That can bring flooding issues to the region, with the focus shifting to the central and east as Wednesday wears on.

We get a break on Thursday, but more rain rolls in here on Friday and takes us through the weekend. This comes from a major storm system in the plains. Thunderstorms may even get into the mix and some of those could be strong or severe.

The flood threat will be way, way up once again as rainfall numbers keep increasing. The Euro is spitting out some 3″-5″ rains from this system alone…

Another system follows that up by early next week, but there’s a lot of cold air finally trying to show up behind it as we close February and go into early March…


I have you all set to track this evening’s action…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade


Pine Mountain



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Have a great evening and take care.



Time posted: 12:21 pm

Winter Weather and Flood Threat Update

Good afternoon, folks. Our storm system is rolling into the region and brining a wintry mix before the heavy rains set in. That heavy rain may lead to flooding issues in the coming days, with another big storm system lurking for the upcoming weekend.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for areas along and north of Interstate 64 this evening into the wee hours of Wednesday morning…

Light accumulations of snow and freezing rain will be possible before rain takes over from south to north. Heavy rain then kicks in tonight through Wednesday night, with a few rumbles of thunder possible. Rainfall totals of 1″-3″ are likely during this time.

Here’s regional radar to track the action in from the south…

General flooding and river flooding will be possible from this event. I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm and then again on KWC this evening.

After a break on Thursday, rain returns for Friday as another major storm system develops across the plains. That will roll toward the Great Lakes, with mild and humid air surging our way ahead of it. This will spawn rounds showers and thunderstorms from Friday night through Saturday night…

That could drop another 1″-3″ of rain across the region, leading to more flooding issues. Some of the storms may also become strong or severe. The SPC has a rare outlook already out for the western half of the state for Saturday…

Another system moves early next week and unleashes a much colder pattern as we close out the month and head into March.

We’ve been talking about the cold, but can we get some snow chances for March? If you’re a snow lover, lock in the GFS…

That’s only 12 days away… What could go wrong? #teamspring

Have a good one and take care.


Time posted: 1:56 am

Winter Weather and A Flood Threat

Good Tuesday, everyone. Another powerful system is rolling into the region for the next few days, bringing a wintry mess before the threat for flooding. This is the first of two systems on the way between now and the weekend. That weekend system has the chance to produce a few strong to severe storms.

Clouds will increase today as moisture streams in from the southwest by late afternoon into the evening. This arrives in the form of rain, but with a band of snow and a wintry mix on the northern edge of it. The best chance of seeing this is across the northern half of the state for a few hours this evening before rain takes over.

I suspect a Winter Weather Advisory will be issued for some…

Some slick travel could be noted for a few hours, so keep that in mind if travelling.

Heavy rain then takes over tonight and carries us through Wednesday night. Some thunder and lightning will even be possible on Wednesday as things get cranking. Rainfall totals from 1″-3″ will be likely through Thursday morning…

A Flood Watch is out for much of the region during this time. General flooding and river flooding may develop through early Thursday.

For a quick reference, here’s a rough timeline of how this looks to play out…

After a break in the action Thursday, rain returns Friday as we gear up for another heavy rain event for the weekend. This setup may even through a few strong or severe storms our way…

That could bring another 1″-3″ of rain our way, leading to another flood threat.

One more system will follow that up a few days later, but the pattern appears to be heading for a big change as we close out February and enter March.

We’ve talked about how this pattern has been VERY similar to what we went through last year at this time. The wettest February on record led us into a very cold and snowy March and spring. Mother Nature may try to flip the cold weather switch as we head into this March. Check out the first 5 days of the Month from the European Ensembles…

The control is even colder during the same time…

The GFS Ensembles are frigid for much of the country…

We’ve seen this movie before, but I’d rather not see it again. #teamspring

I will have updates and tracking tools later today. Have a good one and take care.