Heavy Rain On The Way

Good Wednesday, weather friends. We are halfway through the month of August, with very little change in the overall wet pattern we’ve been in all year. It’s pretty amazing to watch the consistency of the rain and storms impacting the bluegrass state and we have much more left in the tank.

Showers and storms begin to pick it up a few notches from west to east today. These storms are ahead of a system slowly rolling into the region from the west. The best chance for scattered storms today will be across the west and central parts of the state, with a lower chance in the east. Some of the storms across the western half of the Commonwealth could be strong or locally severe.

Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC:

Here are your friendly storm trackers to keep you company…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Storms increase on Thursday, with local severe weather a possibility once again:

As a system moves into the Ohio Valley later this week, it slows down and hangs out through the coming weekend. Additional waves of showers and storms will work across the region, bringing the increased threat for high water issues…

I don’t like this setup and it’s one that can produce cloudbursts, leading to flash flooding.

A potent cold front then rolls our way by Tuesday of next week. Showers and strong storms will likely develop ahead of the boundary. That could be another high water maker in our region…

Much cooler air then comes in behind that for the middle and end of the week. A taste of fall is likely in the air.

Make it a great day and take care.

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3 Responses to Heavy Rain On The Way

  1. Mark says:

    So far, this summer has been pretty pleasant, with not too much to complain about (except the one storm that knocked out my power). There have been a several days over 90 degrees, but not it hasn’t been unbearable by any stretch. It’s the middle of August and we’ve had several days with highs in the low 80s — again, not much to whine about (in my opinion). I just hope these seasonable and/or cooler temps last us into fall.

  2. Jeff Hamlin says:

    It hasn’t rained as much lately where I live.

  3. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Summer has not been at all. Not too hot and certainly not a dry one! Hopefully when it’s time for leaves to turn we will see some color. As for now, I hope that low decides to move a bit faster and doesn’t dump too much rain on us! Have a great Wednesday!

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