Daily Archives: February 5, 2020

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Tracking The Flood Threat

Good evening, everyone. Heavy rain continues to push across the same areas of southern and southeastern Kentucky and this will lead to an increased flooding risk through tonight. A few thunderstorms will even get into the mix.

All of this will be followed by the potential for accumulating snow by Thursday night and Friday.

In terms of the flood threat, there isn’t a whole lot more than I can say. I don’t like the setup for the highlighted areas as a train of rain and storms roll through into early Thursday. Please keep a close eye on water levels for the potential for flooding and flash flooding.

Here are all the tools you need to track the action…

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In terms of the snow, we are likely to get in on accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday. The models continue to vary on location and amounts, but a few inches are possible for some areas.

The EURO

 

 

 

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Time posted: 12:15 pm

Updating The Flood Threat and Snow Possibilities

Good afternoon, folks. Our Flood Watch has been expanded to include more counties in southern and southeastern Kentucky. This is part of the state that will get in on torrential rains later today into tonight. Once this goes by, we are likely to get in on accumulating snow Thursday night and Friday.

Here’s a look at our Flood Watch…

Given how much rain has already fallen, the forecast numbers through tomorrow morning are very concerning…

NAM

GFS

Flash flooding and general flooding issues are likely with those numbers. Please keep a very close eye on water levels and be prepared to move to higher ground.

Here are your tracking tools for the afternoon…

The light snow Thursday night and Friday continues to look more widespread with some areas potentially picking up on a few inches of snow.

Hi Res NAM

NAM

GFS

Canadian

Early morning EURO

The system coming in behind this for Saturday will drop some more light snow on the region.

Next week turns stormy with heavy rains returning. Yay! 🙁

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

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Time posted: 1:46 am

Tracking The Flood Potential

Good Wednesday, everyone. Additional rounds of heavy rain will target the region through early Thursday, leading to an increased threat for high water issues. The area of greatest concern continues to be across the south and southeast.

Once all this blows through, temps drop and we finally have accumulating snow chances to end the week and into the weekend. I’ll get to more on that in a bit, but let’s begin with the flooding potential. Here’s a look at the Flood Watch…

After a little break early today, the heaviest rain of the entire event will be possible late today into tonight. That’s when some thunder tries to get into the mix. Another 1″-3″ of rain will be possible, especially across the south and southeast.

The GFS continues to show some big time numbers…

Here’s the NAM rain numbers…

If those numbers are realized, flooding and flash flooding could become a big issue in the southeast.

Here are your Wednesday tracking toys…

Colder air crashes in as another wave of low pressure passes by to our east late Thursday into Thursday night. Light snow develops across the state, with the greatest emphasis on central and eastern Kentucky. With temps dropping into the upper 20s Friday morning, light accumulations appear to be a good bet.

The NAM really likes the snow potential with this…

The GFS is seeing more of this potential…

It’s possible for some delays and cancellations Friday morning.

As the Friday system shows up a little stronger, the overnight model runs are trending weaker with the Saturday snow maker. The GFS does add some light accumulations on top of the Friday action…

I will have updates later today so check back. Have a great middle of the work week and take care.

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