Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

Time posted: 12:20 pm

Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Our big weekend storm system is ready to roll in here, bringing an increased flood threat and the potential for strong to severe storms. This action setup looks to take a colder break once this bad boy blows through here.

Watch how much this storm deepens from the plains into the Great Lakes…

This storm will bring high winds, flooding rains and the possibility of a few severe storms. The flood threat is number one with a general 1″-4″ of rain across the state. The heaviest will be in the areas I’ve been outlining across areas of central and eastern Kentucky, along and south of Interstate 64. The models continue to back that up…

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Flooding issues will likely develop late tonight through Saturday night.

High winds of 50mph will become an issue Saturday through Sunday morning. With the wet ground, it will be easy for trees to be uprooted.

The SPC has scaled back the severe threat, but I still think this event is deserving of a Slight Risk in our region…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible. The prime time for severe weather is late Saturday afternoon into the evening.

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm. I leave you with your Friday tracking tools…

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:53 am

Tracking Another Big Storm System

Good Friday, everyone. We have a significant storm system moving into the region over the next few days, leading to flooding issues and the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms. This is another in a long line of big weather makers for our region.

The strengthening storm is working into the plains today and rill deepen as it moves into the western Great Lakes. This is going to produce blizzard conditions behind it, with severe weather and flooding ahead of it. Check out this monster…

Here’s a breakdown of how things look to play out:

  • Heavy rain is targeting southern and southeastern Kentucky today. This may very well cause renewed high water issues in a few areas.
  • Farther north, things are much drier through today into this evening.
  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms develop across southern Kentucky and lift to the north into Saturday morning. Flooding is likely to develop during this time.
  • Temps surge into the 60s on strong southwesterly winds Saturday afternoon.
  • Strong to severe thunderstorms develop across the west during the afternoon and roll east during the evening. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are all possible. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

  • In addition to the thunderstorms, winds are going to become a major player. Gusts may reach 50mph or greater at times through Saturday night.
  • Total rainfall numbers through Sunday morning will generally range from 1″-4″ across the state, with the highest totals in the south and southeast.

The latest computer models look like the forecast I put out a few days ago…

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I will shoot you another update or two later today. I leave you with your tracking toys…

Make it a good one and take care.

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