Daily Archives: February 20, 2019

Time posted: 7:47 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We continue to see rounds of rain slowly winding down across the eastern half of the state, with a brief drying trend coming in behind this. From there, it’s full steam ahead toward an even stronger system moving in for the weekend.

Several counties are still under flood warnings. Here’s a look at the warnings and the current radar…

Dry air moves in tonight into Thursday, but the next round of rain arrives in the south and southeast Thursday night into Friday morning. That will bring a renewed threat for high water in those areas.  That rain then spreads to the north as our potent plains storm system comes together. Rounds of thunderstorms then kick in Friday night into Saturday as warm air surges in. That warm and unstable air will then crank up strong to severe thunderstorms later Saturday into Saturday night.

All of this action is likely to drop a lot of rain on the region. The numbers from the Euro continue to be scary…

That would be more than enough to produce widespread, significant flooding issues.

This is also going to be a super windy storm that can cause wind damage, even without thunderstorms. Trees will be especially susceptible since the ground is so wet.

We need to change this pattern around and we need to do it in a hurry. Luckily, there is a strong indication for that to happen next week and into March. It’s a much colder look taking hold next week into the following weekend. The Euro has arctic air invading…

Wind chills

The model even tries to throw down some snow to start March…

This cold look ahs been advertised by the Ensembles for quite a while now and they continue to look cold…

#teamspring

Have a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:18 pm

Flooding Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Flooding is a big issue for much of Kentucky as heavy rain continues to fall. The focus of the afternoon and evening flood threat is across the eastern half of the state as rounds of heavy rain move in from the southwest. After that, it’s all eyes on more flooding and possible severe weather this weekend.

Numerous counties are currently under Flood Warnings. Here’s a look…

Here’s regional radar to track the rain train from southwest to northeast…

The rain will slow down tonight, leaving us with a better looking Thursday. Don’t get used to that because the drops return Thursday night into Friday. This action is ahead of a potent storm system working from the plains into the Great Lakes this weekend. That will have a blizzard raging to the west of it and a potential severe weather outbreak ahead of it.

Watch this powerhouse storm…

This will bring rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms to Kentucky and will likely cause significant flood issues to develop. This also puts the state in the line of fire for severe thunderstorms Saturday into Saturday night. The Storm Prediction Center has our region in the severe weather risk area…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4 then on KWC later this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:03 am

Flood Threat Continues

Good Wednesday, everyone. We have rounds of heavy rain rolling across the region today, bringing the potential for high water. This is the first of two systems set to bring a lot of rain our way through the coming weekend. That second system may even bring a few strong or severe storms.

As our Wednesday wears on, the rain slows down from west to east, with the last rains getting out of eastern Kentucky later tonight. Here are your tracking tools for the start of the day…

The greatest flood threat this morning is in the west, then the focus shifts farther east as the day goes on.

We will catch a break from the rain on Thursday, but the next system throws showers and some thunderstorms our way by Friday. This is going to be a very powerful storm system developing in the plains and rolling toward the western Great Lakes this weekend. It will likely produce a blizzard behind it and severe weather and flooding ahead of it…

 Strong to severe storms and high winds will be possible across Kentucky and surrounding areas. This setup can also produce significant rainfall, leading to additional flooding issues developing. The Euro continues to spit out some big time totals from Friday through Sunday…

In order to get out of this pattern, we need the flip this pattern around and that’s exactly what looks to happen next week into early March. This is a vey cold signal for much of the country…

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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