Daily Archives: December 31, 2019

Time posted: 7:48 pm

New Year’s Eve Update

Good evening and Happy New Year! With 2020 fast approaching, I figured I would drop by for one final update of the decade. That update is on, of course, rain. As we wrap up the wettest decade on record, the next decade is picking up right where this one leaves off.

Heavy rain and some thunder will roll across the state from Thursday through early Saturday. With our ground saturated and many rivers still in flood, additional flooding is likely to occur. Here’s my early look at the rainfall potential…

This is backed up by the new European Model…

The ICON is also on board…

The American Models are still too disjointed with the setup.

The rain will end as snow Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. The Euro has better wrap around snows showing up with this setup…

The system early next week is still on the table and the Euro is correcting farther south and east with it…

Here’s hoping you have a great and safe start to the new year! Take care.

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Time posted: 1:04 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the potential for flooding later this week and the winter setup coming in behind that. Things appear to be on course for a very active beginning to 2020, not that this is a shock, now is it? 🙂

Let’s begin with the final day of 2019 and roll forward. Clouds are fairly thick and its a cold day across central and eastern parts of the state. A few flakes are flying under these clouds, with the north and east having the chance at an out and out snow shower…

Heavy rain rolls in Thursday and into Friday and this will bring along a renewed flood threat across the state. The ground is saturated and we have waterways that are swollen or still in flood, so it won’t take very much rain to cause issues again. Here’s my current risk map…

As colder air comes in behind this on Saturday, a period of light snow is likely to develop and take us through Saturday night.

The system early next week continues to be one to watch for winter weather…

I will have another update this evening, so check back. Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:14 am

Another Heavy Rain Event Ahead

Good Tuesday and Happy New Year! 2019 is going out on a relatively cold note with a few flakes showing up for some. As we hit 2020, we focus on another big rain maker rolling in here for Thursday and Friday. This looks to bring another high water threat to the region before winter tries to settle in for a spell.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Mostly cloudy skies will be noted across central and eastern Kentucky with a few flakes possible. The best chance for that happening is across the north and east. Here’s regional radar to try and find a flake for you…

New Year’s Day starts in the 20s and ends in the 40s with a mix of sun and clouds. Enjoy the dry weather because it changes in a hurry on Thursday.

That’s when another potent system works our way from the south, bringing heavy rains. The early call is for a general 1″-2″ of rain with locally higher amounts showing up across the south and southeast. With a saturated ground and swollen waterways, the threshold for flooding is pretty low, so it won’t take much to bring renewed flooding.

The GFS is just beginning to see the heavy rain potential…

The ICON is much more pronounced with the heavy rain…

The Canadian Model is also on board with a significant rainfall…

The rain will likely change to some snow on Saturday as much colder air comes in behind this storm.

Another system needs to be watched early next week as this one could be a true winter weather maker around here…

I will have your normal updates later today. Make it a fantastic final day of the year and take care.

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