Watching The Heavy Rain Threat

Good Wednesday, everyone. We are back into an all too familiar pattern as rounds of showers and thunderstorms target the bluegrass state for the foreseeable future. These rounds of storms will bring a lot of rain our way over the next week and change. In addition to the rains, the much cooler pattern we have been ‘hyping’ is also moving in. 😉

Our front continues to drop in from the north and will become stationary right on top of Kentucky, leading to the clusters of storms. The map from a few days ago is holding up well…

An area of low pressure develops along this front and rolls through the Ohio Valley later this week into the start of the weekend. That will really increase the rain and thunderstorm action that takes us into early next week…



This is a setup that can cause several rounds of flash flooding across parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Keep a close eye on creeks and streams when the storms roll in!

Check out the potent upper level trough moving in…

That leads to significantly cooler temps, just as the pattern has been suggesting for well over a week now. Temps may not get out of the 70s on a few occasions. Check out the below normal temps showing up into next week…

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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4 Responses to Watching The Heavy Rain Threat

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. My county is forecast to be south of the stationary cold front, so I’m expecting only scattered showers and storms. I’m hoping all this will ” blow ” through before the weekend and the cooler drier air will prevail for most of next week ? Have a great day everyone.

  2. Prelude says:

    I would use cooler weather pattern loosely. The humidity isn’t going anywhere only reason for the cooler temps is because of the expected cloud cover and scattered storms. The cooler pattern for next week I’m really scratching my head at. Everything points to going right back into the heat and humidity by as early as Monday (humidity never left in the first place).

  3. Mike S says:

    One of the featured analogs is from June 15, 2015. Deep tropical moisture from remnants of Bill wrung out several inches here in Louisville over a period of a few days.

  4. Terry says:

    FINALLY, a heavy, pop-up shower near Harlan this evening. I was living on less than an inch of rain month-to-date until a few minutes ago but got a good down pour! It has been super dry down here for a long while but probably go the other direction: Always Feast or Famine it seems☺

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