Alberto To Impact Kentucky This Week

Good afternoon, gang. I wanted to drop by to update the scattered storms and the Kentucky impact from Alberto. This tropical system will bring heavy rain and strong storms our way by later Tuesday into Wednesday.

Alberto continues to be a very disorganized storm heading toward the Florida Panhandle. Once inland, it will weaken quickly to a Tropical Depression and may still be a depression as it moves into Kentucky Tuesday night. Here’s the official track from the National Hurricane Center…

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This storm is getting within radar range down in the sunshine state…

I have no changes to the area most at risk from heavy rain here in Kentucky…

Flooding and flash flooding are possible as Alberto works northward across Kentucky. To the east of the track of the low, we will need to be on guard for potential strong to severe storms. Enough spin is sometimes present to spit out a tornado or two.

Here’s the GFS bringing Alberto across west-central Kentucky…

As Alberto goes through, a big upper level system takes control of our weather, leading to additional rounds of showers and storms through the weekend and into next week…

Folks, a lot of rain may fall around here over the next two weeks. This continues to be an incredibly wet year and that looks to roll on into early Summer, at least.

Speaking of heavy rains, the storms of today can put it down in a hurry. Watch for the possibility of local flash flood issues developing. Here are your local storm tracking tools for the day…

Make it a good one and take care.


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7 Responses to Alberto To Impact Kentucky This Week

  1. BubbaG says:

    Thanks CB!

    Considering the current track of the system is mainly the west part of KY and so far the expected rain has not panned out over the past several days for most- must admit I’m surprised. Expected it to not be dry. It will be interesting to see how the next two weeks pan out.

  2. Dottie says:

    17 drops of rain with thunder on the south east side of Lexington this afternoon.

  3. Prelude says:

    Talk about a catastrophic flash flood tragic scene coming out of Ellicott City Maryland almost 10 inches of rain has fallen in the past 4 hours. This same city just got hit in 2016 with a similar event. Incredible disturbing footage coming in from TWC of this historic flooding event unfolding.

  4. Mike S says:

    My official projection for the month of May…surprise, surprise – warmest May ever for Louisville and Lexington.

    A boring statistic from the NWS that not too many casual readers understand or would even bother to understand, can’t say I blame them, is the heating degree day and cooling degree day, used specifically for energy demands. However, both units use a base average of 65 degrees, the sum of the high temperature and low temperature and divided by 2, like 75 high and 55 low gives a 65 degree average. Well, Louisville and Lexington look to set all time records for least amount of heating degree days (cumulative number below 65 average) for May and possibly all time high number of cooling degree days, which Louisville has already done with 4 days to go. In addition, Louisville has not recorded a daily average temperature below 65 all month, which has not been done since 1896.

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