Flash-flood threat

Good Friday, everyone. Torrential rains have been common across our region over the past few days. This is laying the groundwork for the possibility of flooding and flash flooding into the weekend.

What’s left of Tropical Storm Bill will work into Western Kentucky on Friday evening and push across the rest of the state Saturday, and it could bring a deluge with it. I’ve highlighted the areas at greatest risk for seeing at least some flooding problems:

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That doesn’t mean everyone in those areas will see enough rain to cause flooding, but it shows the areas with the highest threat.

Rainfall numbers through Saturday night should range from 1 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some spots come in much higher than that. Tropical system leftovers can be prolific rain producers, so be on guard for possible flooding.

In addition to the high water concern, any storm could have some very gusty winds with it.

The action doesn’t stop once Bill blows through. The setup from Sunday through Tuesday is one that can deliver rounds of severe thunderstorms diving into the region from the northwest. Those could also be big-time rain producers. There’s a chance we see that pattern last most of next week.

Bottom line: A lot of rain is going to fall across our region over the next week.

As always, the blog is set to be your one stop shop for tracking the action:

 

 

Friday’s risk area

Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches

Current Watches

Possible watch areas Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.

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