Hood Friday to one and all. Tropical depression Cindy will roll across the Bluegrass State late in the day, bringing the threat of flooding and severe thunderstorms. The setup is there for some potentially significant problems.
Cindy should still be a depression as it moves into Kentucky, marking the second storm to do that in the past three Junes. Bill was a depression when it swept across Kentucky in June 2015. One system doing that is rare. To have another do the same thing two years later is in another stratosphere.
Here’s the latest track of Cindy from the National Hurricane Center:
Flooding is a big threat along and north of the track, where several inches of rain will fall through Friday night. In addition to the flood threat, severe thunderstorms will develop across the central and east Friday afternoon and early evening. Damaging winds and a couple tornadoes are possible.
All of this mess moves away by Saturday morning, with a very cool air mass settling in this weekend into the middle of next week. This might be one of the coolest I’ve seen for this time of year.
I have the blog all set as your one-stop shop for tracking the severe-weather day:
Have a great Friday and take care.