Alberto heads toward Kentucky

Good Tuesday to one and all. What’s left of Alberto is about to work into the bluegrass state, bringing the potential for a few strong storms and heavy rains. This will be the third straight year with tropical system moving into Kentucky, and that’s pretty amazing.

Let’s get caught up on where Alberto is and the latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center:

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With the track of Alberto moving from south to north across the western half of Kentucky, we will need to watch areas of central and eastern Kentucky for a few strong or severe storms. Here’s the area the Storm Prediction Center has outlooked for possible severe storms:

Any storm that goes up can also put down a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Western Kentucky has the greatest flash flood risk in the near term, as they will be closer to the track of the low. By Wednesday and Thursday, showers and storms may concentrate more across central and eastern Kentucky. I’m concerned about the cloudburst potential leading to a significant flash flood somewhere in our region.

A few storms will be noted on Friday, with the potential for rounds of storms taking control again over the weekend as a system moves in from the west and northwest:

This could very well lead to another flash flood threat over the weekend.

I have you all set to track the action from Alberto:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a good one and take care.

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