Monthly Archives: September 2018

Time posted: 1:53 am

Heavy Rains and Strong Storms Continue

Good Tuesday, everyone. We continue to see rounds of showers and thunderstorms targeting the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The state is absolutely drenched with ongoing flooding issues a big problem. Unfortunately, things may get worse later today as heavy rain and strong storms increase once again.

Flash Flood Watches continue for much of Kentucky through Wednesday…

Here are the latest warnings…

Please pay close attention to creeks, streams and rivers today and Wednesday. Flooding and flash flooding are very possible, so let’s be careful out there.

Some of the afternoon and evening storms today may become severe. The Storm Prediction Center has many areas in the severe weather risk…

The risk will focus farther south and east tonight and early Wednesday as a cold front slowly works through…

Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible with this setup.

As the front move through late Wednesday, the air looks to FINALLY dry out for a few days. Temps will also come way down for the final few days of the week.

Here are your radars to track today’s showers and storms…

I will update things later today. Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 12:14 pm

Updating The Flood Threat

Good afternoon, gang. Rounds of heavy rain producing showers and storms keep pushing across the state from southwest to northeast. This action will continue through the middle of the week, raising high water fears. Some of the storms may also become strong or severe.

The WPC has much of central Kentucky in a Moderate Risk for flooding through tonight…

This is the area that picked up severe flooding on Sunday and can’t hold another drop of rain. With the rain increasing later today into tonight, the situation may get pretty dicey. Here are the latest watches and warnings…

As mentioned, some of the storms may also become strong or severe. The SPC has a low-end severe risk today…

The severe storms risk increases on Tuesday…

That risk area will sink farther south Tuesday night and early Wednesday. That’s when a cold front drops into the region, finally pushing the heavy rain and storms east of us. Much cooler air filters in behind it.

To recap, the flood threat is significant through Wednesday. Flash flooding and river flooding may become a big issue for some. A few of the storms may also be strong or severe, producing damaging winds, hail and a tornado or two.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and going through tonight. Until then, here are your rain and storm tracking radars…

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:38 am

Tracking Flooding and Strong Storms

Good Monday, everyone. This hyper-active weather pattern is kicking into high gear over the next few days, bringing more heavy rain to the region. This will likely bringing additional flooding issues through Wednesday. In addition to the flooding, the threat for strong and severe storms is entering the picture.

Let’s start with the flooding potential. Much of the state is under a Flash Flood Watch…

Several areas experienced severe flooding on Sunday and, with more heavy rain moving in, additional flooding is possible today. Here’s a look at the current warnings…

These waves of showers and storms coming at us today can put down a quick couple inches of rain. This may lead to additional flash flooding issues, so be sure to stay alert.

Some of the storms may also be strong or severe, especially across the western half of the state. Here’s the latest Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

As we head into Tuesday, the severe weather risk will increase for much of the state…

Damaging winds, large hail and a tornado or two will be possible.

The showers and storms continue until a cold front finally moves through here later Wednesday. Between now and then, another 2″-5″ of rain may fall across Kentucky. Obviously, that keeps the flash flooding going and would also produce river flooding.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV later today and will shoot you another update at some point. Until then, here are your radars…

Make it a good Monday and take care.

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Time posted: 4:11 pm

Significant Flood Threat Continues

Good afternoon, everyone. Serious flooding is already hitting parts of the region today, with a lot more rain coming in over the next several days. This will keep out significant flood and flash flood threat going through the middle of the week.

The bluegrass region was especially hard hit this morning with 2″-4″ of rain falling. Numerous homes and businesses were flooded, with many roads underwater. Here are the current warnings…

The Flash Flood Watch continues to be expanded and now goes through Wednesday…

These waves of showers and thunderstorms are going to keep coming at us through the middle of the week. The models show some very hefty rain totals, but my fear is they are underestimating the numbers…

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Obviously, flash flooding is going to continue to be a serious issue. We should also be ready for the potential for river flooding to develop.

Here are your radars to track the new rounds of heavy rain rolling in…

I will update if needed. Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:04 am

Tracking The Flood Threat

Good Sunday, folks. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to target the state today, with a lot more on the way for the week ahead. We have a lot of water falling from the skies during this time, leading to a flood and flash flood threat.

Much of central and eastern Kentucky is already under a Flash Flood Watch for the current rains falling…

I anticipate those being expanded to include more counties and go through the first half of the new week.

Today’s showers and storms are coming at us in waves.as moisture comes up and over a stalled front to our south. This action will be heavy at times and we will have to watch for flooding issues developing. Here are your Sunday soaker trackers…

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue to stream across the region from southwest to northeast through Wednesday. This rich supply of moisture is pretty amazing to see, but it’s also a little scary. Several inches of rain will be likely during this time, with several areas possibly topping 5″ of rain.

I really don’t have too many complaints with the rain numbers from the WPC…

Flash flooding and river flooding are all possible over the next several days. If you live in a low-lying or flood prone area, keep an eye on water levels.

I will have another update later today, so check back. Have a good one and take care.

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