Good Monday, everyone. We have a quick-hitting light snow maker getting ready to impact parts of the region. This zips in and out of town in a matter of hours and now everyone sees snow from this. The focus then shifts to major rain events and the potential for flooding later this week through early next week.
Let’s begin with the light snow potential. This mainly impacts areas of southern and southeastern Kentucky overnight into early Tuesday. Here’s the First Call For Snowfall…
The setup late this week into next week continues to feature a big deep trough across the western half of the country with a mild ridge off the east coast. This pattern puts our region in a moisture rich southwesterly flow as several storm systems roll through here. The end result will be a lot of rain…
The first system throws waves of heavy rain and thunderstorms our way from late Thursday through Saturday. Flooding rains will be a good bet during this time. The forecast models are spitting out a ton of rain with this initial system…
Again, the placement of the heaviest rains will vary from run to run, but it’s the overall theme that’s important and that’s for a lot of rain. This is also a setup that can deliver some stronger thunderstorms to our region, especially on Saturday.
Additional heavy rain makers should follow this up as we head into next week, with the next one arriving by Monday or Tuesday.
Overall, this is a very nasty looking setup for potential widespread flooding across the Ohio Valley and the Tennessee Valley.
I will have updates later today. Make it a good one and take care.