Monthly Archives: June 2020

Time posted: 1:59 am

Flash Flood Threat Continues

Good Tuesday, everyone. Rounds of thunderstorms keep coming at us and that keeps the potential for flooding going. Many areas of the Commonwealth are soaked after days of rain, so it won’t take a lot to cause more issues to develop. Ugh.

Listen, you guys know the drill of the forecast because it’s the same as we’ve been talking about for days now. Clusters of thunderstorms are working across the region and putting down a tremendous amount of rain. For that reason, the Flash Flood Watch continues…

Storms can dump 1″-3″ of rain in an hour or so as they move through. If those move across the areas hard hit by recent flooding, things can get ugly.

In addition to the flooding potential, a few strong to severe storms are possible. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Wednesday finds more of the same with storms putting down too much rain in some areas. There’s also the threat for severe storms…

Humidity levels are through the roof and this is going to continue through the big holiday weekend. Storm chances come down as the steamy meter goes up. Highs will be around 90 with a heat index toastier than that.

As always, I leave you with your tracking toys for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great Tuesday and take care.

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Time posted: 1:47 am

Rounds Of Storms Continue

Good Monday, folks. We are coming off a super-soaker of a weekend as showers and thunderstorms put down tremendous amounts of rain. Unfortunately, more rounds of showers and storms are rumbling across the region for the next few days. That keeps our flood threat and flash flood threat going.

We will continue to see more rounds of showers and storms developing and working from northwest to southeast across the area through the next few days, at least. Flash Flood Watches should be extended for much of the state…

Some areas have already picked up 4″-8″ of rain since Saturday, so it simply won’t take much to cause additional flooding issues.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we will be seeing out there today and into Tuesday. Here are the areas most at risk…

The NAM Rainfall Forecast through Wednesday is a pretty good match for that…

No, it’s not going to rain all the time, but it’s going to absolutely open up when it does. The clusters of thunderstorms may not fire up over the exact same areas as before, but repeat action will be possible.

This whole setup has been covered extensively on KWC for much of the past week or so. While the rest of the local weather world was fixated on dust, we’ve been busy preparing you for the potential of too much rain. That’s why you guys come here… right? 🙂

Rounds of showers and storms continue into Wednesday, but the action may become much more scattered for the 4th of July weekend. It looks like typical summertime readings with high humidity levels. .

Here are your start of the holiday work week tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a wonderful final Monday of June and take care.

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Time posted: 3:01 pm

Flash Flood Update

Good afternoon, everyone. I wanted to drop by for a quick update on the flash flood situation across parts of the bluegrass state. A lot of rain has fallen and we have a lot more rain to come over the next few days, if not longer.

Let’s start by looking at the tremendous amounts of rain since Saturday. Here are the Kentucky Mesonet numbers through 2:30pm Sunday…Some areas have actually picked up close to 8″ of rain during this time. Obviously, lots of flooding issues are ongoing. Here’s a look at the current warnings…

The Flash Flood Watch needs to be expanded to include more counties in eastern Kentucky and probably across the west…

Rounds of showers and storms will keep developing and rolling in from northwest to southeast as our boundary remains stalled. This front will oscillate a bit, so the heaviest corridors of rain will change a bit with each complex of storms. Here are the threat areas just through Tuesday…

We may have to extend that deeper into the week as more clusters of storms carry us into the opening of July.

Some of the storms out there today may be strong or locally severe. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

I will have updates as needed. As always, I have your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and take care.

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