Good Friday, everyone. Harvey continues to press across the Bluegrass State, bringing the potential for high water and severe storms. This is a very dynamic setup that could cause problems across parts of the region.
Here are a few thoughts on how things might play out:
- The heaviest rains will target Central and Western Kentucky, with the Interstate 65 corridor being the prime areas for some totals of 6 inches or more.
- Many areas will average 2 to 5 inches of rain through Saturday, with lighter amounts in the east and southeast. These areas might average 1 to 3 inches, with some receiving less than that.
- The threat of severe storms is there across the south and southeast. Isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out. This will be especially true for areas getting periods of sunshine.
- Winds will be very gusty and we will probably see a corridor of 40 mph gusts showing up along and north of the center of circulation.
- Leftover showers will be likely through Saturday, with highs struggling to get to into the 60s across the eastern half of the state. Record cool highs are possible.
Here are the tracking tools for the day:
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-75 @ Winchester Road
US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort
US 60 @ US 460
Mountain Parkway near Slade
I-71/I-75 at I-275
I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
I-65 MP 32
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
I-64 @ I-264
Make it a great day and take care.