Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Possible

Good afternoon, folks. As a strong cold front marches toward the state, we continue to track the increasing potential for severe storms and flash flooding through early Friday.

The Storm Prediction Center continues with the Enhanced Risk across for areas of western and central Kentucky through early tonight…

Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will all be possible in this area.

In addition to the severe threat, we run of the increased risk for Flash Flooding. A Flash Flood Watch is out for many areas of the west, central and north…

Please keep in mind that these watches are problematic in terms of placement. Last week, a watch was issued ahead of thunderstorms, but all the flooding and warnings came from outside the watch. Use a broad brush when it comes to watches and you literally cannot go wrong.

As the storms roll eastward tonight and early Friday, so to will the risk for strong to severe storms. The SPC has a low-end risk across parts of central and eastern Kentucky…

Another line of storms may develop along the front later Friday and could be strong. This may also bring local high water issues to the east and southeast.

Chillier and drier winds blow for the weekend, so that’s a good thing.

Temps turn warm and we storm it up again into next week. Ugh.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and as needed through the night.. Until then, here are your tracking tools…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a good one and take care.


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2 Responses to Severe Storms and Flash Flooding Possible

  1. TennMark says:

    Thanks, Chris! As you touched on in your recent Tweet, the SPC gives far northwestern TN and western KY a 40% chance of a Tornado Watch being issued. At least areas like Nashville, Lebanon TN and especially Cookeville TN should thankfully get a break from this round of severe weather if not from some brief heavier rain.

    Wife and I are taking turns at working from home. Practicing social distancing….the big exception is with our precious little girl 🙂 .

  2. TennMark says:

    SPC saying there’s an 80% chance of a new watch (Tornado Watch?) being issued. This watch would likely go from about northwestern TN, far western KY and along the Ohio River to around the Cincinnati OH area.

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