Good Thursday afternoon, gang. The first round of heavy rain has already arrived across Kentucky, with a lot more on the way through Saturday morning. This will lead to the potential for flooding across much of the region. In addition to this, there could be a few spinning severe storms going up Friday afternoon and evening.
Let me start by saying there are NO flood watches anywhere across the state of Kentucky as of this writing. I find that absolutely astounding considering that some areas of that state can get more than 4″ of rain in just over the next 24 hours. The local NWS offices should take collective step back and reevaluate how these decisions are made.
In the near-term has plenty of moderate to heavy rain moving across the region. By midday, a half inch of rain had already fallen across parts of southern Kentucky. The short range HRRR model shows some pretty hefty totals through this evening…
A corridor of torrential rain will then focus on areas of western, central and northern Kentucky overnight into early Friday. I’m not sure exactly where that sets up, but flooding will be very possible underneath it.
Things will really get wild during the afternoon and evening Friday, as the remnants of Cindy arrive in Kentucky. This will pack flooding rains and some severe storms as it works through. The models are now honing in on a corridor of heavy rains along and north of the track, right across the heart of Kentucky. That corridor can drop 2″-4″ of rain by itself.
Winds will be rather gusty tomorrow with this tropical entity moving through here. Now, we are also going to have to watch for severe storms developing ahead of what’s left of Cindy. There is some indication that parts of central and eastern Kentucky can get in on a touch of sun ahead of this on Friday. If so, that would aid in the development of severe storms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center has parts of the area in the slight risk…
Once we get rid of all this… it is going to get VERY COOL. Upper 40s for lows early next week?
I leave you with your radars…
I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Enjoy your day and take care.