Daily Archives: March 14, 2020

Time posted: 5:54 pm

Tracking The Cold Kentucky Rain

Good evening, folks. It’s a very soggy day here in the bluegrass state as another system rolls through. To make things worse, this is a very cold rain. As we look down the road into next week, the pattern continues to look very active.

Let’s begin with the rain out there today. Some areas are already close to 1″ of rain and we have heavy downpours going through the evening. Areas of eastern Kentucky had some pretty significant flooding issues yesterday. The lack of warnings from the NWS in Jackson on that is very concerning, btw.

If you’re in those areas, please keep a close eye on water levels as this round of rain moves through…

Sunday looks much better with a mix of sun and clouds taking control. Temps will warm to around 50 with temps hitting 60 early in the week.

The next round of rain and storms should arrive by Wednesday…

Strong storms and local high water issues will be possible.

A major plains storm system then evolved behind this by the end of the week. Warm and unstable air floods in here and we could see temps hit the 70s. As that system moves into the Great Lakes, we may find ourselves dealing with more strong to severe storms…

This continues to be the overall wetter than normal trend we’ve been talking about for a while. The GFS Ensembles two week rainfall anomalies show this well…

Buckle up for a wild spring, folks.

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:25 am

Ugly Weather Rolls Through

Good Saturday, folks. Not that this comes as a shock, but we have more rain pushing across Kentucky today. This is bringing another round of locally heavy rain for many. While better weather follows this up for Sunday, the pattern continues to be full of systems set to bring more heavy rain and strong storms.

Let’s begin with today. As mentioned, rain is moving in from west to east and will be heavy at times. 1″+ rains are likely for several areas, especially along and south of Interstate 64. Local flooding issues may develop, especially in areas dealing with flooding early Friday.

A WIDE range in temps will also be noted with the far south hitting the low 50s with the middle 30s across the northern half of the state. There’s even the chance for a few snowflakes to fly in the north and that’s something for us to keep an eye on.

Here are today’s trackers…

Sunday looks much better with sunshiny skies and temps in the 50s.

Temps continue to slowly climb early in the week with just a small chance for a shower or storm. The rain and storm chances really ramp up for the middle and end of the week. Some of the storms then could be strong or severe.

The models continue to advertise our region being in the sweet spot for the heaviest rainfall through next weekend…

GFS Canadian

This stormy and wet pattern looks persistent into week two. Here’s the 2 week rainfall total from the GFS…

This is one nasty pattern, folks!

I will have updates later today. Have a good one and take care.