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…
Stay safe and have a great Thursday.