Daily Archives: March 19, 2020

Time posted: 12:24 pm

Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Possible

Good afternoon, folks. As a strong cold front marches toward the state, we continue to track the increasing potential for severe storms and flash flooding through early Friday.

The Storm Prediction Center continues with the Enhanced Risk across for areas of western and central Kentucky through early tonight…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will all be possible in this area.

In addition to the severe threat, we run of the increased risk for Flash Flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is out for many areas of the west, central and north…

Please keep in mind that these watches are problematic in terms of placement. Last week, a watch was issued ahead of thunderstorms, but all the flooding and warnings came from outside the watch. Use a broad brush when it comes to watches and you literally cannot go wrong.

As the storms roll eastward tonight and early Friday, so to will the risk for strong to severe storms. The SPC has a low-end risk across parts of central and eastern Kentucky…

Another line of storms may develop along the front later Friday and could be strong. This may also bring local high water issues to the east and southeast.

Chillier and drier winds blow for the weekend, so that’s a good thing.

Temps turn warm and we storm it up again into next week. Ugh.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and as needed through the night.. Until then, here are your tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:11 am

Strong To Severe Storms Threat

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s a windy and warm day across the Commonwealth as scattered showers and storms rumble across the region. The greatest risk for severe weather moves in tonight as we get ready for a strong cold front to work in here. Once this clears, the weather does clear up for the weekend.

Temps today can easily reach the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds and gusty southwest winds. A shower or storm will be possible once again.

The chance for severe weather increases late this evening into the overnight hours, especially across western and central Kentucky. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible in this region.

That risk area focuses farther east, but in lower fashion for Friday…

Temps will head toward the 70s ahead of the Friday front.

The weather behind all this looks much better for the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s for Saturday with a mix of sun and clouds. Temps look even better on Sunday as we keep some sun.

The pattern returns to rather mild and stormy for next week and beyond. Check out the Euro Ensembles 10 day temperature anomaly average for the final 10 days of the month…

This warm pattern is likely to spawn additional severe weather opportunities.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and with another update later today. Here are your tracking tools for your Thursday…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a good Thursday and take care.

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