Looking Ahead Toward A Big System

Good afternoon, everyone. Our snow has ended across areas of southeastern Kentucky as the forecast played out pretty well. Now it’s time to focus on the big system rolling in here for later this week into the weekend. This will bring the potential for flooding, strong storms, high winds and record highs.

Here’s a quick summation of what looks to go down:

  • Scattered showers and storms develop on Thursday and this action will increase into Friday, especially across central and western Kentucky.
  • Rounds of showers and storms then work in from Friday night through Saturday night, bringing a flood and flash flood risk.
  • Several inches of rain may fall across western and central Kentucky.
  • A few strong to severe storms will be possible on Saturday.
  • High winds of greater than 50mph will be possible Saturday and Saturday night.
  • Near record high temps are possible on Saturday, especially across eastern Kentucky. That’s where temps can reach 70.
  • After a break on Sunday, another heavy rain and thunderstorm maker looks to return for Monday and Tuesday. Another system may follow that up a few days later.

Here are my initial areas of interest for the possibility of flooding…

The central and western parts of the state continue to be the main focus for flash flooding , general flooding and river flooding. The models back this up…

That could still shift around a bit, but the setup is for repeat shower and thunderstorm action, especially late Friday through Saturday. This is also when some severe thunderstorms will be possible. The SPC continues to edge the risk area farther north…

I will have the very latest on WKYT starting at 4pm and with another KWC update this evening. Have a great day and take care.

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7 Responses to Looking Ahead Toward A Big System

  1. Ricvice says:

    2.5 inchs of snow in paintsville according to my uncle. Of course bragging about it . Glad to see some finally got some winter in the east. Still brown and muddy here in Fayette.

  2. Rodger in Dodger says:

    Congrats to anyone on here who got snow today! Looks like that may be the last of the snow for quite awhile. The winter that wasn’t 🙁 Rodger in Dodger

  3. Andy Rose says:

    Glad to be on the lower risk of this map

    • Terry says:

      For now. I think the trough will move a little further east next week with storm #2 and #3 a problem for us, especially after an inch or so this weekend before more comes.

  4. Rhonda Blanton says:

    Is there any probability for a few more snows, maybe more than two inches, for this winter? Asking for a friend.

  5. Jimbo says:

    I surprisingly picked up a little under 2 inches in Putnam County WV. I saw where some areas of Logan, Boone and Kanawha counties got about 4 inches. Mine is already gone but was beautiful the 4 hours it was here.

    • Terry says:

      Congrats…models shifted north at the last minute…no one can predict much of anything lately. All rain here.

      You are caught up with me now, LOL…SNOW BATTLE FOR THE MOST BY APRIL IS ON!!!

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