Tracking The Threats From Harvey

Good Thursday, everyone. The historic storm known as Harvey is ready to blast the bluegrass state with flooding rains, high winds and the chance for an isolated tornado. All of this happens as the center of circulation passes right on top of the Commonwealth.

Here’s a breakdown of how things are looking…

  • The heaviest rain during the daylight hours today will be across far southern parts of the state.
  • The core of heavy rain thunderstorms from Harvey spread from southwest to northeast this evening into tonight.
  • This will continue into Friday with a general 2″-5″ across central and eastern Kentucky with amounts of 6″+ showing up in areas between the I-65 corridor and the I-75 corridor. 1″-3″ should show up in the far east and southeast
  • Flooding and flash flooding will be likely, especially in the west and central sections of Kentucky.
  • As the center of circulation passes through here, it will combine with high pressure to our north to create high wind gusts. 40mph+ gusts will be noted along and north/west of the track of Harvey.
  • There will be a chance for isolated tornadoes across southern and southeastern Kentucky tonight and Friday.
  • Lingering showers will be across the central and eastern parts of the state through Saturday.
  • Temps Friday will be amazing to watch. 80 is possible ahead of Harvey in the southeast, with readings dropping into the low and middle 50s behind the storm.
  • Highs Saturday may stay in the upper 50s across the east.
  • The weather looks much much better for Sunday and Labor Day.
  • A powerful fall cold front arrives Tuesday with more showers and storms and could pick up something from the Gulf. Temps behind this absolutely tank for the middle and end of next week. We may flirt with record lows.
  • There is a strong signal for a hurricane to approach the southeastern US in about a week and a half from now.

Be sure to tune in to WKYT-TV for extended severe weather coverage through Friday. I have the blog set for all your Harvey tracking needs…

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Stay safe and have a great Thursday.

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11 Responses to Tracking The Threats From Harvey

  1. Schroeder., says:

    Harvey, is maintaining more energy, both at the surface and the upper levels more than I once thought. Harvey, is being stirred now by a high pressure over the state of Florida towards the Ohio river valley. Along, with the heavy rains, there is an increase in severe weather, as this energy collides with the trough to our northwest. Meteorologist, I’am sure are keeping a close watch as the energy moves northward toward the Tennessee valley and into Ohio river valley on Friday.

  2. Schroeder., says:

    A comment on what is occurring in the tropics: I believe, this will go down as the worse, and most dangerous Atlantic hurricane season, of the likes we have ever seen before. The conditions are really ripe for the development of very large hurricanes in the Caribbean and unfortunately in the Gulf of Mexico. I’am afraid of what is next. The people in southeast Texas and Louisiana NEED OUR HELP. Relocation permanently is a possibility. We need God’s help now.

    • Virgil says:

      Im curious, what makes you think we are going to see the worst and most dangerous Atlantic Hurricane Season of the likes we have ever seen before? We are only up to I in storm names and Harvey wasn’t even a Cat 5. Yes Harvey was bad, but I think you are overblowing things here. I mean what about 2005? That was a bad Atlantic season.

      We had 28 Storms that year.

      • Prelude says:

        Virgil, your underestimating Harvey. Harvey was not bad Harvey was catastrophic. Harvey has rewritten history books on many many levels. It was not the strongest hurricane to hit the US but it will go down as one if not thee one costliest and destructive hurricanes in US history.

  3. Schroeder., says:

    Here’s some Hurricane history from 1972 event:

  4. Cold Rain says:

    Irma looks like it’s developing an eye..Latest GFS track is scary to say the least..2 natural disaster’s would be overwhelming for responders,,,Fema etc…Hopefully she stay’s a fish..

  5. Prelude says:

    Bowling Green, E-Town, Louisville, that’s the bigger cities in the I-65 corridor possibly six inches of rain localized flooding rains gusty NE winds and cold temperatures. Sounds like a typical August day lol. Completely miserable sounding to say the very least!

  6. MarkLex says:

    Can someone with weather knowledge please explain something to me. I noticed on the infrared satellite loop, there’s currently more blow up now vs 12 hours ago with the remnants of Harvey. The rain shield looks stronger too. I guess I’m just wondering why this looks like it’s having a stronger moment than it was earlier? Is there another atmospheric disturbance enhancing this currently?

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