Good Friday, everyone. It’s shaping up to be a very busy weekend across the region, with severe storms and heavy rain. All of this action kicks off later Friday, with storms developing from southwest to northeast.
Here’s a breakdown:
- Gusty southwesterly winds will kick in, boosting highs into the 80s.
- Thunderstorms will rapidly develop across the west and southwestern parts of the state in the afternoon and early evening. That action will then spread northeastward in the evening.
- These storms could be severe, with damaging winds and large hail the primary players. Isolated tornadoes are a possibility, especially in the west.
- A big concern will be flash-flooding. These storms could line up and move over the same areas, putting down torrential rain. The greatest threat is across the west and central areas of the state.
- More storms will be around Saturday but will become more scattered during the day. Still, some of these could cause problems.
- A line of severe storms are likely to work west to east across the state Sunday and Sunday night. This could produce another round of damaging winds and flooding rain.
I will have the latest on WKYT-TV, and I will send out warnings and post my latest thoughts on Twitter. Don’t forget to follow me: @kentuckyweather.
As usual, I have you all set to track Friday night’s severe weather risk:
US 60 @ US 460
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-64 at KY-801
I-275 at Mineola Pike
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond
Have a great day and take care.