A wild weekend ahead

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s a calm weather day across the region, but that calm is about to go away pretty quickly. That’s because a potent storm system moves our way by the weekend, bringing heavy rain, strong storms and near record highs.

Let’s start with today and roll forward. High temps are in the 40s with a mix of sun and clouds showing up.

Now it’s time to focus on the big system rolling in here for later this week into the weekend. This will bring the potential for flooding, strong storms, high winds and record highs.

Here’s a quick summation of what looks to go down:

  • Scattered showers and storms develop on Thursday and this action will increase into Friday, especially across central and western Kentucky.
  • Rounds of showers and storms then work in from Friday night through Saturday night, bringing a flood and flash flood risk.
  • Several inches of rain may fall across western and central Kentucky.
  • A few strong to severe storms will be possible on Saturday.
  • High winds of greater than 50mph will be possible Saturday and Saturday night.
  • Near record high temps are possible on Saturday, especially across eastern Kentucky. That’s where temps can reach 70.
  • After a break on Sunday, another heavy rain and thunderstorm maker looks to return for Monday and Tuesday. Another system may follow that up a few days later.

Here are my initial areas of interest for the possibility of flooding:

The central and western parts of the state continue to be the main focus for flash flooding , general flooding and river flooding. The models back this up:

That could still shift around a bit, but the setup is for repeat shower and thunderstorm action, especially late Friday through Saturday. This is also when some severe thunderstorms will be possible.

Make it a great day and take care.

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