Harvey to bring a flood threat to Kentucky

Good Wednesday, everyone. Harvey is making another landfall across the gulf coast, this time in Louisiana. The remnants of the storm will then roll toward the Bluegrass State, bringing a flood threat our way.

Let’s begin with Wednesday.

Scattered showers and storms will be possible, with the greatest threat across southern Kentucky:

Locally heavy rains will be possible in these areas through tonight.

Harvey is coming ashore early Wednesday in southwestern Louisiana, and the NHC track brings it into Kentucky by Saturday:

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Harvey will affect our weather on Thursday with a wall of showers and storms increasing from southwest to northeast. Very heavy rain will be possible with these initial bands, especially across the southern half of the state.

From there, Harvey rolls on top of Kentucky on Friday and Saturday, with torrential rain and very gusty winds:

Wind gusts of 30 mph or greater will be possible.

Here’s the updated call on rainfall:

That would be more than enough to cause flooding, especially across the central and western parts of the state. This is a setup, so please stay up to date on in the coming days.

The rain will end by Sunday, with better weather likely for Labor Day.

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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