Good Saturday and welcome to August! It’s another stormy day across the Commonwealth as low pressure works into the Ohio Valley. This will touch off rounds of heavy rain producing showers and storms, with the potential for strong to severe storms. All of this is falling on saturated ground that may lead to additional flooding issues. Oh yea… We also have Hurricane Isaias nearing Florida.

Rounds of rain and storms show up today, but it’s not going to be raining all day by any means. Local high water issues will continue to be a concern through the evening. If you live in a low-lying or flood prone area, keep that in mind.

With the low wrapping up across the region, a few strong or severe storms may develop ahead of it. The best threat is across central and eastern Kentucky. Here’s the current outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds and a brief tornado spin up will be possible.

As the low pushes north into the Great Lakes, backlash cloud and a scattered shower or storm will show up behind it for Sunday. That’s something you don’t usually see this time of year. Temps will be held way down once again.

As all this is happening, Hurricane Isaias is threatening Florida today, but should turn north toward the Carolinas. That system may ride all the way up the east coast. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center…

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Remember, you can take our interactive radar all the way down to street level to track that hurricane. You will also be able to have access to live storm chase cams in the path of the storm.

That system won’t have a direct impact on us, but it helps keep a big dip in the jet stream behind it that lasts through most of next week. This keeps the first week of August cooler than normal with the potential for another system or two to drop in from the northwest.

The latest August forecast from the CFS shows a large part of the country averaging below normal…

I will have another update later today. Here are your tracking toys to get you through the first day of August…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a happy day and take care.