Good Friday to one and all. It’s shaping up to be another busy weather day across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Rounds of showers and storms will continue to push across the region, bringing an increased severe weather threat and the potential for flooding.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:
– A developing storm system will roll across the region from west to east through Saturday.
– This is a potent storm that doesn’t look like something you see during the summer months. Rounds of showers and storms will be common ahead of this system during the day.
– As the area of low pressure deepens later in the day, expect the threat of severe storms to rapidly increase across the entire region. The Storm Prediction Center highlights our region for the greatest chances for severe weather:
– As you can see, damaging winds will continue to be the main threat we have to be on guard for.
– If some storms form on their own ahead of the main cluster this evening, a tornado or two can’t be ruled out. Just as on Thursday, showers and storms from early in the day will have a lot to say about how that transpires.
– Much of the region is also under a flash flood watch through Saturday morning. We’ve had a lot of rain over the past few weeks, and additional totals of 1 to 3 inches will be possible in some areas. That could cause additional flash-flooding concerns.
– These storms will also be prolific lightning producers!
– The heaviest rains will end early Saturday with windy, cool and showery weather taking over. Temps fall into the 60s for much of the day.
The blog continues to be set up for your one and only stop to track the severe weather threat. Here you go:
Friday’s risk area
Have a great day and take care.