Strong Storms and Local High Water Issues Possible

Good Thursday, folks. A potent storm system is rolling across the Ohio Valley today, bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms and local flash flooding. Once this rolls through here, things will look and feel more like late September than late July.

Storms today will come at us in clusters and can producing damaging winds and large hail. This action will carry us through tonight, with more general showers and storms continuing into Friday. In addition to the severe weather threat, these storms can put down enough water to cause flash flooding in some areas.

The flash flood threat is really something to monitor, considering storms like these can overachieve in terms of rainfall. I’m worried about a similar situation to what happened this past weekend developing somewhere across Kentucky.

Here are your severe storms tracking tools for the day…


Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

The rains will taper off from west to east late Friday into Friday evening. This will be followed by a blast of early fall temps across much of the eastern part of the country. Highs this weekend stay in the 70s for several areas with lows dropping deep into the 50s. As a matter of fact, some of these numbers are near record lows by Sunday morning…

That is going to make for one AWESOME weekend of weather in the bluegrass state!

If the Canadian is right, another shot of cool comes our way into early August. Here it is showing both shots on the way…

The European Model also has that second shot coming by the end of next week. Check out the showers and storms ahead of it…

Have a great day and take care.


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11 Responses to Strong Storms and Local High Water Issues Possible

  1. Schroeder. says:

    Thanks Chris, The radar is really active to our north, but it doesn’t appear to have a southward movement into central Kentucky. On the goes satellite, it shows the energy weakening as it moves east along the Ohio River. I don’t expect any of this action will hold together, especially when it reaches my county. Hope I’am wrong, because we really need the rain, but not the storms. Right now, the dew point is really high, calm wind and very oppressive. This tells me that the air is sinking and not rising, which is needed to cause rain. Have a great day everyone.

  2. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Cue the annoying “When will it hit the SW corner of my back yard in NE BFE county? I have an outdoor cornhole tournament planned in three weeks.” questions…..

  3. David in Gtown says:

    The Georgetown jump has happened again. Solid wall to the west, dissipates as it approaches, and re-forms to the east. The radar currently shows a shower overhead, but it’s actually sunny out.

    • LD says:

      Probably that big honkin’ flag y’all have up there. Not only do the colors not run, they also repel water water like crazy.

  4. laura says:

    Yes to your post Jeff Hamlin but I think that Schroeder has figured the feeble minded out, and is going to look over it. Schroeder is a much bigger person that that.

  5. Andy Rose says:

    Nearly got drown in that down pour while i was mowing at least i won’t have to shower later LoL

  6. Virgil says:

    Well that slight risk was more bark than bite as it got downgraded real quick

  7. Mike S says:

    0.01″ in Valley Station today…that probably accounts for rounding errors, more like .005″….

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