Rounds of storms ahead

Good Wednesday, everyone. It’s a very wet pattern taking shape across Kentucky and surrounding areas over the next few days. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms are ready to rumble across the region, bringing a high water threat and much cooler temps through early August.

Let’s begin with today’s weather and roll forward. We continue to see a scattering of showers and storms across the southern half of the state. A few may be strong and put down heavy rains. Farther north, things are better in terms of the sky with seasonal summer temps.

Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

We are tracking multiple systems in the coming days. The first arrives late tonight and goes through early Friday and may dump a general 1″-3″ of rain for many, with locally higher amounts.  Another system then follows that up later Friday into the start of the weekend.

I made this map several days ago and it looks to be in pretty good shape…

I will get more specific on that later today. Local flooding and flash flooding is certainly possible during this time.

You can see both of these systems and a third showing up by Monday…

Temps will be average much cooler than normal, especially afternoon highs under the clouds and rain.

Our tropical system heading into the Caribbean continues to churn away and should reach Florida over the weekend…

cone graphic

The ultimate path of this system will, obviously, have an impact on the weather across the eastern half of the country.

Some models take this across Florida and into the Gulf, then skirting by just to our east. That’s what the EURO shows…

The GFS takes brings this more toward our region and merges it with a slow-moving upper level low…

The Canadian is the most in tact with this system and zips it just to our east, with deep trough diving in behind it…

Regardless, this is a very busy setup as we roll into the first week or two of August. One that looks to feature widespread above normal precipitation. Here are the anomalies from the Ensembles…



Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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