Heavy rain on the way

Good Saturday, everyone. We have a pretty potent setup taking place across the Bluegrass State over the next few days. A stalled-out front will pick up Hurricane Nate from the Gulf of Mexico and bring heavy rainfall our way.

The first rain arrives Saturday afternoon and evening in the form of scattered showers and storms. This action could affect the Kentucky football game at Kroger Field, especially in the second half.

Showers and storms then increase overnight and early Sunday as our front pulls up some deep tropical moisture. Local flash-flooding is possible in this type of setup.

Nate continues to push into the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, probably strengthening into a hurricane as it does so:

The track on Nate is likely to bring the remnants into Eastern Kentucky by Sunday night and Monday:

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Given the stalled front across the state, hefty amounts of rain are possible. Here’s the early call on rainfall:

Given the potential for thunderstorms, locally higher amounts will certainly be a possibility during this time. Flooding and flash-flooding is possible through early Monday.

Nate makes the fourth tropical system to bring rain into the Bluegrass State during this hurricane season. Cindy, Harvey and Irma all drenched the state, and Nate looks to follow.

Another rainy system could affect us later Tuesday through Thursday of next week.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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