Friday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Heavy rain continues to push across the state, bringing another round of high water for some. Temps are also taking a big tumble, with another round of heavy rain on the way for Saturday. This may even include a touch of winter for some, but the overriding issue continues to be the heavy rain threats going forward.

Rainfall numbers of 1″-2″ are showing up in several areas on the day, outperforming the model forecasts. This is a theme and one I hope our NWS offices don’t underplay in not being stingy with Flood Watches.

Flood Warnings are out in the northeastern part of the state, and we will need to watch several more areas for the potential for local high water issues before today’s rain shuts off…

The next round of rain rolls in on Saturday, bringing another 1″+ for some areas, with the greatest threat being across the south and east…

These are areas trying to recover from extensive flooding from earlier in the week. They’re also getting in on some heavy rains today, and should be under a Flood Watch for Saturday.

What about the snow aspect with this system. Over the past several days, I’ve said I wasn’t impressed with the odds, even with the NAM showing a big hit last night. Today’s run looks more realistic…

That system moves through quickly, with Sunday looking good. Highs hit the 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. Showers and storms then increase Sunday night and Monday, kicking off a warm, windy and stormy week. Here’s the setup for just the first half of next week…

The flood threat will continue to be noted through all of next week, and likely into the following week. This is a super wet setup for our part of the world.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Make it a good one and take care.


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7 Responses to Friday Afternoon Update

  1. Schroeder says:

    All Chris I wouldn’t give up on snow chances. This rain is just too much at one time very depressing and scary for some that live in flood prong areas. Everyone stay safe.

  2. Formerly from KY says:

    My buddy said that this weather pattern will probably last till mid April. Very warm condition and a lot of moisture. With lots of flooding happening. The Bermuda High will keep the moisture and warm train rolling.

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. I’m ready to get on the team spring team, but I really hope Formetly from Kys buddy is wrong on this one. I do know our temps have dropped big time from this morning and the rain a a cold one! Be careful out there everyone and stay dry if you can.

  4. Virgil says:

    #TeamSpring

  5. Ed says:

    Ohio River at Portsmouth predicted crest three feet above flood stage Tuesday afternoon. Any idea if this includes predicted heavy rain for next week?

  6. Terry says:

    It is good that today’s system brought little to Harlan as tomorrow’s looks like a possible 2 inch type of storm. I only received .35 today but my monthly total is now 8.50 month-to-date at the house in Harlan. It is not at all unlikely that I might hitt the 10 inch mark by tomorrow night!

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