Daily Archives: May 3, 2019

Time posted: 1:53 am

Flash Flood Threat and Severe Threat

Good Friday, folks. It’s Kentucky Oaks Day and it’s looking like another very active weather day as a small, but potent, low pressure works right on top of the state. Behind this comes a bigger system likely to bring heavy rain for Kentucky Derby Saturday.

Let’s begin with the system working through here today. This system will have a core of very heavy rain that can cause flash flooding issues to develop quickly. In addition to the flood potential, strong to severe storms will be possible just ahead of this low. We may see an uptick in the threat across the east this afternoon as some sun may show up ahead of this.

I’ll talk Derby to you right after your Friday tracking tools…

Current MDs

The action becomes fairly scattered later today with temps in the 70s. After a break in the rain tonight into early Derby Day, a large period of heavy rain and some thunder takes over, making for a very wet Derby Day and Evening. This could even bring another round of local high water issues.

Better weather slowly moves in early Sunday and takes us into Monday. Temps will really warm early next week, but more storms quickly increase. This is a very wet period over the next week, with several inches of rain possible…

The Ensembles show much of the country dealing with above normal rainfall over the next few weeks…

Have a great Oaks Day and take care.