Heavy rain likely

Good Tuesday, everyone. Waves of heavy rain continue to target central and eastern Kentucky over the next few days. We could be talking about enough rain to cause high water issues to develop in some areas.

Let’s break down the forecast:

  • A slow-moving front moves into our region and puts the brakes on over the next few days.
  • Waves of low pressure will then roll along this front, bringing more rounds of rain through the rest of the week.
  • Rainfall of 1″-3″ appears likely this week with locally higher amounts showing up.
  • I’m now thinking we have the potential for flooding issues to develop. That’s going to be something to watch very closely.
  • The front will slowly edge eastward with each passing low, bringing some colder air in here. The final few lows from Wednesday-Friday may pass to our east and give us the chance for winter weather. To what extent remains to be seen.
  • A winter weather maker may follow all that up next weekend as a system takes a southern track.

Here’s the area I’m highlighting for the greatest risk for high water issues:

The forecast models are backing this up:




As you can see, all three of those models spit out 4″+ rains across parts of Kentucky during this time.

Cold air crashes in Thursday night with a round of light snow for Friday. That could lead to some light accumulations. A second system takes a track to our south and east this weekend and could easily bring accumulating snow to parts of Kentucky:

I have you all set to track today’s action:

Make it a great day and take care.

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