High Water Threat Continues

Good Tuesday, folks. If it’s a day that ends in Y, then it must be another day of showers and thunderstorms. These rounds of boomers have been VERY common this spring and early summer, and the pattern shows no signs of changing. With so much water falling recently, we are back on high water watch over the next few days.

Today’s storms come in waves, each bringing torrential rains to the region. We will need to be on guard for renewed flash flooding concerns in some areas. In addition to the high water threat, some of the storms may be strong or locally severe. Here’s the current Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Those showers and storms will rumble into Wednesday, bringing another severe threat and flash flood threat. Here is your Wednesday Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

We may catch a small break in the action on Thursday as heat starts to bubble across the region. A super-soaked ground, along with lush vegetation, will temper the temperatures around here. Still, 90 degree numbers will show up by the weekend, especially west.

Something else to watch for… Wait for it… Wait for it… Thunderstorms! Shocker, I know. A moisture plume from the eastern Gulf of Mexico will be aimed at the region this weekend, with a cold front diving in as we close in on the 4th of July…

Let’s take ’em one stormy day at a time. I have you ready to track today’s rumbles…

Make it a good one and take care.

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6 Responses to High Water Threat Continues

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I don’t like it, but complaining changes nothing.

  2. TennMark says:

    NWS Louisville has confirmed a short-lived EF1 that touched down yesterday in Henry County, KY. Some damage, but no injuries.

    Thankfully, both Kentucky and Tennessee are well past their average peak months for both total tornadoes and stronger tornadoes (March, April, May, with a secondary peak in November). Despite all the t-storms that occur during the summer, KY and TN alike have had exactly zero tornado related fatalities during any July in recorded history. By this time of year, the threat for stronger tornadoes tends to shift to areas like the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.

    Our locale still has to be highly on guard for summer dangers such as flash floods, lightning, heat waves. But at least the tornado threat this time of year tends to be low….if not zero.

  3. Matt says:

    Stay safe folks, if this keeps up gonna be a lot of high water..

  4. Mike S says:

    Tree foliage is wet and the strongest winds have not arrived at my place yet in Valley Station…could enhance damage

    • Mike S says:

      Winds were only around 30 mph at my place. However, some trees in other areas have interacted with power lines, causing arcing and downed lines on fire. A water rescue was underway 10 minutes to my east. A rain gauge from Metropolitan Sewer District measured a rainfall rate of 7.08″/hr.

      Tornado WARNING for NE Jefferson County…

  5. BubbaG says:

    Sorry I jinxed us by saying it has been wimpy so far.

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