Heavy Rain Threat This Weekend

Good Friday, everyone. We have a very active setup taking shape for the coming weekend. It’s one that will feature a cold front and tropical system hooking up right on top of the bluegrass state. This combination is one that can sometimes maximize rainfall numbers.

Tropical Storm Nate is pushing toward the Yucatan Peninsula today…

Nate will work into the Gulf of Mexico through Saturday, likely becoming a hurricane as it does so. Moisture ahead of this system will be pulled northward ahead of a cold front moving into our region. This will cause showers and storms to break out later Saturday into Saturday night. Some of those storms may be overachievers in terms of rainfall.

Nate will then head toward Louisiana and get drawn northward into the bluegrass state Sunday night into Monday. Heavy rain will be likely along the track of the system…

Nate may very well still be a Tropical Depression as it reaches the bluegrass state. How much rain falls around here, depends on the exact track of this system, but the potential is there for several inches of rain from Saturday through Monday. I will get a rain forecast map out later today.

Speaking of Nate, Hurricane Watches are out for parts of the gulf coast. Here’s the latest track and information from the National Hurricane Center…

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Back here in the bluegrass state, as Nate departs on Monday, another wet weather maker moves in for Tuesday and Wednesday. This system could spawn some decent thunderstorms to go along with additional heavy rains.

Chilly air then follows that up by the middle of the week.

I will have additional updates later today, so check back.

Make it a fantastic Friday and take care.

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5 Responses to Heavy Rain Threat This Weekend

  1. Rickie H says:

    Thank you Mr. Chris for all the time that you put in to the information that you share with us. Looking forward for the rain and chilly temperatures ….

  2. DJC says:

    NHC track, as well as 06Z GFS, has Nate moving a bit further east. Core of what is left ends up in eastern TN. I would think the threat for the heaviest rain may be more over central and eastern Kentucky if that track verifies.

  3. Snowteach says:

    Thank you Chris! Still faithful here in Putnam County WV. We need the rain….bring it on!

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