Tracking the threats from Harvey

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:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road
Lexington
I-75 @ Winchester Road

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-65 MP 32

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-64 @ I-264
Louisville
I-64 @ I-264

Make it a great day and take care.

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