Stormy Setup Rumbles On

Good Monday, folks. Our severe threat on Sunday wimped out as the atmosphere could never recover after morning rain and thunder. Today is a brand new day and we are focusing on strong storms and heavy rains across the south and southeast. This continues to be part of the larger picture that remains very stormy.

As mentioned, showers and storms will be more common across the southern and southeastern parts of the state. This is where the models are really hitting at some hefty rain totals through tonight…

Strong storms will be possible, with the possibility of some high water issues developing. Farther north and west across Kentucky, the action will be much more scattered. Here are your tracking tools for the day…


Tuesday and Wednesday look to be much better weather days as temps stay on the mild side. The next system will bring another big boomer threat in here late Thursday into Thursday night…

That front looks to stall on top of the region into the start of the upcoming weekend. That allows for low pressure to develop along it and move into our part of the world. This could be a big slow-moving system loaded with heavy rain and thunderstorms…

That could bring another high water and strong storm potential to Kentucky and surrounding states. This setup has been hinted at by the Ensembles for a while now, and the operational models are getting into the act. Recent runs of the GFS have been really spitting out some big rain numbers for the next 2 weeks…

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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14 Responses to Stormy Setup Rumbles On

  1. Marsha says:

    Well this rain ever end had enough all ready

  2. Ray Roark says:

    And the rain train is back

  3. Schroeder says:

    No complaints here as spring is arriving in my opinion right on time. Trees at my place are beginning push their buds, and the Service Berry trees are blooming with just the right amount of rain. So far have luck out on the severe weather, but a little concern with the system on Thursday night for severe weather developing with a possible high wind event.

    • Andy Rose says:

      Trees have been budding here since the 1st week of February.

      • Schroeder says:

        You should be in full foliage mode soon if not now on your trees. I don’t understand why we are just beginning to bud here and the forsythia is still blooming and dogwoods still tight in bud. Andy, are you in the Cumberland River bottoms ? I always thought that your nights would be cooler in southeast Kentucky due to your elevation toward the Cumberland mountains ? Also here the Red Buds are in full bloom and as I mention earlier in my first post the Service Berry is in full bloom but that’s it probably until next week.

        • Terry says:

          It is a lot warmer in SE KY VALLEY LOCATIONS than maps predict here as they are inaccurately skewed by higher elevation topography. We are almost completely done with forsynthia, and other early spring blooming trees and bushes.

    • Jamie says:

      I’m with you on Spring arriving. It seems we’re actually having a Spring this year, and not going from cold to hot. The excessive rain bothers me though. Trying to get the cool crops planted in the garden and we’re going to have to mud it again.

      • Schroeder says:

        I take it that you haven’t gardened in raised beds if you are dealing with muddy issues. With raised beds your crops will do better and yield bigger because of the faster drainage and increase oxygen in the soil which is beneficial for soil bacterium needed for healthy growth and crop production. You have plenty of time to put out a garden as the soil is not warm enough for good germination and rooting. Well maybe for peas but certainly not tomatoes and green beans and sweet corn. Good luck with your garden.

        • Jamie says:

          We’ve actually thought about raised beds a number of times, but haven’t gone that direction yet. If we’re in the long haul for really wet Springs as a new normal, that’s not a bad idea.
          Only things we’re planting now are broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, greens, beets and carrots. Yep beans, corn, tomatoes, & squash come later 🙂

          • Schroeder says:

            On the raised bed use 2″x 12″ lumber (not treated) and spade 8″ deep and add Canadian Peat Moss mixed with a good sandy top soil 50 / 50. When finished you will have a deep rich garden soil and without the mud issue.

  4. Terry says:

    Well, the SE KY mini dry spell is over. We are being slammed in Harlan today but recent drier than average conditions sine early March is keeping any flooding at bay, for now at least. I am on break at work so dont have a rain total yet to observe but would guess approaching 2 inches on the day!

    • Andy Rose says:

      0.84 In my backyard missed the worst of it.

      • Terry says:

        GREAT! I get home and my digital rain gauge is out and didnt have the physical, hard plastic one up. I guess between an inch to two inches as the Baxter rain gauge for the Cumberland River has about 1.70 and is only about 4 miles from my house. The mesonet 25 miles away at Black Mt only has .86 but my part of the county got hit harder. A lot of runoff here but it was dry before it hit so no flash flooding.

  5. Schroeder says:

    Terry I think I’ve have a good idea about your climate in southeast Kentucky. With wild Rhododendrons and Mountain laurel growing in the vicinity, this would indicate a humid, moist cool climate on the average. You have warmer winters and just slightly cooler night temperatures during our summers. Plants are good indicators of what the overall climate is.

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