High-water threat for Christmas

Good Friday and Merry Christmas! We continue with a very active weather pattern across our part of the world. Recent heavy rains have saturated the ground and it just can’t hold very much more. Unfortunately, rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving back in.

A flash flood watch is out for much of the region Friday into the start of the weekend.

Heavy rain overspreads central and eastern Kentucky on Friday and continues into early Saturday. Rainfall totals into early Saturday could hit 1 to 3 inches in some areas. That would cause some high-water problems.

There’s a chance we get the heavy rain to temporarily push to our north late Saturday. That won’t last very long as it moves back to the south on Sunday with more heavy rain. We could also see one amazing temperature gradient from north to south across the state. A 30-degree difference isn’t out of the question by early Monday.

That’s when our storm system finally moves across the region:

GFS 3

High winds and heavy rain and storms will be possible. Overall, rainfall totals from Friday through Tuesday could top 5 inches in some areas. Flooding is a real possibility through Tuesday.

Colder weather and winter is on the way for the middle and end of next week. Snowflakes might be flying as we ring in the new year.

I leave you with all your rain-tracking tools:

Merry Christmas and take care.

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