Heavy rain and strong storms continue

Good Friday, everyone. We continue to track rounds of showers and thunderstorms across the region, keeping the flood threat going into the weekend. Once into Saturday, some of the storms may also be strong or severe.

Today will feature showers and storms early on, but the action decreases a bit during the afternoon. This will increase during the evening and overnight as another low pressure develops and slowly rolls northward across western Kentucky overnight and into Saturday. That brings additional heavy rainfall into the area and also brings an increasing risk for strong to severe storms.

The current risk for severe storms is just to our southwest for today:

That threat focuses farther north to encompass much of Kentucky for Saturday:

The setup is there for damaging wind producing thunderstorms and there’s enough shear to get some of those storms spinning. That could produce a tornado or two, so that’s going to be something for us to keep a close eye on.

Scattered showers and storms will continue into Sunday as we get ready for another system to dive in from the northwest into early next week. As this is happening, Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to become a hurricane as it works toward Florida then up the east coast:

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The weather behind that is cooler than normal around here for most of next week. A couple of systems may keep scattered showers and storms going.

I leave you with your final day of July tracking tools:

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.

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