Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

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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Time posted: 2:10 am

Flash Flood Threat and Strong Storms

Good Sunday, everybody. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to push across Kentucky and this is a pattern locking in for a while. With these storms moving over the same areas, this increases the potential for flash flooding. We could also see a few strong or severe storms.

Thunderstorms drenched many areas late Saturday and we have a lot more to come. For that reason, a Flash Flood Watch is out for many…

It’s very possible for that watch to be adjusted as we go forward.

Today finds more rounds of showers and storms impacting the region. Much of this action will be moving from northwest to southeast and the main threat is torrential rains. A few of the storms may be locally strong or severe with hail and high winds the main worry.

The Storm Prediction Center has this part of the state in the low-end risk for a few severe storms…

This northwest to southeast corridor of thunderstorms will continue into Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall totals this time should range from 1″-4″ for many areas. Obviously, those numbers can be higher where storms really put it down on a more local scale.

Additional strong storms may show up on Monday…

The current outlook is for more rounds of showers and storms to be with us into early July. We are likely to see this continue into the 4th of July Weekend…

This is the pattern we have been talking about for a while now and it looks even stormier than I thought. As a matter of fact, this may roll right on through much of the first half of July, at least.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Enjoy your Sunday and take care.