Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

Time posted: 8:04 pm

Flash Flood Watch Update

Good evening, folks. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is out for the entire state of Kentucky from late tonight through early Thursday. This is ahead of our next major rain event that will also be accompanied by the potential for a few strong storms.

The setup is there for a general 1″-3″ of additional rain to fall by Thursday morning. This will cause flooding and flash flooding to develop across parts of the state. Here’s your Flash Flood Watch…

This continues to be part of an amazingly wet stretch of weather that has been with us for the past several years. 2020 doesn’t look to change that trend. Look at the rain numbers since January 1…

Areas of southeastern Kentucky are well over a foot of rain already on the year. That may come as a surprise to a few of our commenters from this region who claim everything misses them and is only hype. 😉

Flood Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings will likely go up at some point in this event. We currently have several Flood Warnings on area rivers…

The potential continues to be there for some strong or severe storms, especially across southeastern parts of the state. Here’s the latest from the Storm Prediction Center…

Cold air crashes in behind all this on Thursday, with an arctic front arriving with a band of snow showers and squalls late in the day. The air behind this is FRIGID for Friday. Look at Friday Morning temps…

And Wind Chills…

Here are your evening tracking tools…

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:19 pm

Tuesday Midday Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Our latest round of heavy rain is moving east of the region after leaving behind another 1″ of rain. This caused high water issues well north of where the watch was. As we roll into Wednesday, we have a more potent system in store for the region.

This will bring a more widespread threat for flooding and the possibility for strong to severe storms.

The future radar from the Hi Res NAM shows this well…

A general 1″-3″ of rain will be possible Wednesday into Wednesday night. That would bring the threat for flash flooding and general flooding with it.

Some of the storms by evening may be strong or severe. Here’s the latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Much colder air comes in behind all this on Thursday and there’s an arctic front slamming in here in the afternoon and evening. That may bring a squall line of snow showers and squalls along it. Check this out on the same future radar…

Arctic air comes in for Friday, but it won’t stick around very long. As of now, the weekend looks mostly dry, but another wet setup appears to be taking shape next week.

As always, I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm then again on KWC this evening. Here are your tracking tools for the rest of the day…

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:01 am

Flood Threat Rolls On

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a round of rain rolling across the region early today, bringing the possibility of high water issues. The setup for Wednesday looks rather ugly as we watch a more potent system bring widespread heavy rain and the potential for strong storms.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Rain is with us to start the day and it’s going to be heavy at times. This can lead to local high water issues, especially across southeastern Kentucky. Temps will be much colder today and this may even bring a mix or some light snow to far northern Kentucky this morning.

Skies try to dry this afternoon and evening with cloudy skies and a seasonal chill in the air.

Our next system then rolls in here on Wednesday and looks to bring some pretty active weather in here. Heavy rain starts the day as a warm front lifts northward across the state. Winds will be gusty as temps then spike to near 60 by evening in central and eastern Kentucky.

As the low passes by, it drags a cold front across the state and this front will have a potent line of showers and thunderstorms with it. Watch how all this plays out on the Hi Res NAM…

That setup can lead to another 1″-3″ of rain across much of the state. While the greatest flood threat will be across the recently devastated areas, this setup brings a flood risk to much of the state.

It will also bring the potential for strong to severe storms. The greatest severe threat is across central and eastern Kentucky. Here’s the latest severe weather outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

The temp trend on Wednesday is pretty awesome to see as the east spikes and the rest stays chilly. Then, a quick shot of arctic air comes in for Thursday and Friday…

Wind chills by Friday morning are in the singles and may even drop below zero in the west…

Highs stay in the 20s with a mix of sun and clouds showing up.

I will have updates later today. Until then, here are all the tracking toys you need…

Have a great day and take care.

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