Flash Flood Threat and Strong Storms

Good Sunday, everybody. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to push across Kentucky and this is a pattern locking in for a while. With these storms moving over the same areas, this increases the potential for flash flooding. We could also see a few strong or severe storms.

Thunderstorms drenched many areas late Saturday and we have a lot more to come. For that reason, a Flash Flood Watch is out for many…

It’s very possible for that watch to be adjusted as we go forward.

Today finds more rounds of showers and storms impacting the region. Much of this action will be moving from northwest to southeast and the main threat is torrential rains. A few of the storms may be locally strong or severe with hail and high winds the main worry.

The Storm Prediction Center has this part of the state in the low-end risk for a few severe storms…

This northwest to southeast corridor of thunderstorms will continue into Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall totals this time should range from 1″-4″ for many areas. Obviously, those numbers can be higher where storms really put it down on a more local scale.

Additional strong storms may show up on Monday…

The current outlook is for more rounds of showers and storms to be with us into early July. We are likely to see this continue into the 4th of July Weekend…

This is the pattern we have been talking about for a while now and it looks even stormier than I thought. As a matter of fact, this may roll right on through much of the first half of July, at least.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Enjoy your Sunday and take care.

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6 Responses to Flash Flood Threat and Strong Storms

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Not a good pattern coming up.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, We had around 0.92 inches of rain yesterday afternoon and last night very little. Too much rain is just as worse as no rain at all during the growing season. Just can’t “strike” a happy medium.

  3. TennMark says:

    Thanks, Mr Bailey. As is typical for our area this time of year, the tornado threat today is quite low as indicated by the SPC. There is generally less shear going on upstairs (a key ingredient for twisters) than during the spring months. What hail that may fall will likely be below severe limits (under one inch). But as pointed out, today we need to be more on guard for damaging t-storm winds and high water issues.

    Hope everybody is fairing ok in these challenging times. Like many others, my family and I are making due on a little less….and doing more at home.

  4. justin says:

    right down depressing.

  5. Chris Mercer says:

    Second straight day of highs in the 70’s in late June. Even if the dewpoint is higher, I’ll take it.

  6. Illinois Mike says:

    Here is the recap of the severe weather event (mainly wind damage from thunderstorms) we had in the Chicago area Friday evening: http://weather.gov/lot/26june2020

    We’re in an extended warm period here, with temps predicted to be in the upper 80s to low 90s every day for at least the next week, with isolated to scattered storms throughout that time, though the majority of each day will be dry.

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