High winds and heavy rain ahead

Good Sunday, everyone. 2018 has been a very active weather year and it shows no signs of letting up. We have two big wind makers on the way, with the first arriving out there today. The second wind maker will also bring a lot of rain with it and will have a major impact on Halloween.

The system moving in today is going to be a big time wind maker for the Ohio Valley, including Kentucky. Gusts of 40-50mph are possible and that could lead to some power hits and trees down. This is a small, but potent, system zipping through here:

A few showers and storms will develop for much of central and eastern Kentucky.  A few strong storms can’t be ruled out. Here are your tracking tools:

Our next system continues to look like a major storm rolling right on top of our region Halloween Wednesday into the first day of November on Thursday. The European Model is really blowing this thing up:

Heavy rains are likely during this time, but how much will depend on how strong the system is and how slow it moves. This run of the European shows flooding rains:

The model is also suggesting wind gusts of greater than 40-50mph as a possibility.

The European Model is similar, but a little faster with the low moving through here. It also sees a weak system diving in behind that:

Still, the Canadian is showing rainfall numbers approaching 5″ for some areas:

As is usually the case, the GFS is the weakest and most progressive of all the models:

That said, even the GFS is seeing 2″-4″ rains in our region.

Have a great Sunday and  take care.

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