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Severe Storm, Flooding Threat

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Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday 7pm for much of the WBKO viewing area.  Locally heavy rains of 2-3 inches are possible.
Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday 7pm for much of the WBKO viewing area. Locally heavy rains of 2-3 inches are possible.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today and tonight over the WBKO viewing area.  A moderate risk for severe storms exists over western Kentucky.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today and tonight over the WBKO viewing area. A moderate risk for severe storms exists over western Kentucky.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH through 7pm Tuesday

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Cloudy and mild. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.
6am: Cloudy, Scat’d Thunderstorms 66°
8am: Cloudy, Scat’d Thunderstorms 67°
10am: Cloudy, Scat’d Thunderstorms 71°

A STORMY START:
Abundant Gulf moisture meets up with a potent storm system moving into the Ohio and Tennessee Valley regions today. We will see two rounds of showers and thunderstorms. The first round this morning will bring rounds of rain and a few strong thunderstorms with heavy rainfall at times. As a warm front lifts north, the rains will subside around midday. It will be breezy and warm with highs near 80 degrees.

A second and possibly more potent wave of thunderstorms forming a squall line is forecast to move through later this evening with the potential for severe thunderstorms. The possibility exists for damaging winds, large hail, flooding rains and even a few isolated tornadoes. Much of the intensity of the storms depends on the amount of instability that exists between this morning’s action and what’s to come tonight.

COOLER DAYS AHEAD:
The stormy weather moves on by Tuesday morning followed by much cooler, Fall-like air in the coming days. There will be a chance of a stray shower or two Wednesday, then mostly sunny skies return for the remainder of the work week. Highs will fall into the cool 60s and 70s, lows will dip into the mid and upper 40s to low 50s.

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TODAY:
Breezy, Showers/Storms Likely…High 79, winds S 16-28
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 1.00+”

TONIGHT:
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…Low 66, winds S 18-32
Precip Ch. 100% – Rain Amount 1.00″

TUESDAY:
Morning Showers and Thunderstorms…High 71, winds S-14
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.50″

And The Rains Keep Coming

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Rainfall forecast through the weekend shows the possibility of 2-3 inches of rain locally in a few areas over Kentucky.
Rainfall forecast through the weekend shows the possibility of 2-3 inches of rain locally in a few areas over Kentucky.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Periods of rain and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible.
6am: Rain 63°
8am: Rain 65°
10am: Rain 68°

RAINY AT TIMES:
Thursday marked the start of an unsettled weather pattern that will last several more days. Another wave of energy riding along a stalled-out front will lead to more showers and thunderstorms today. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. Showery weather continues for the high school football games tonight. Highs will reach the mid 70s with lows dropping back into the low 50s tonight.

SOGGY WEEKEND:
Chances for rain on a periodic basis will continue Saturday into Sunday. Rainfall coverage over the weekend will be highly determined by where the front passing through tonight stalls. The highest rain chances appear to be Sunday. Highs Saturday will top out in the cool mid 60s before jumping back into the 70s to close out the weekend.

NEXT WEEK:
Our weather stays active through Tuesday. A more potent storm system arrives early next week with more potential for heavy rain and a greater threat for strong storms. We’ll finally dry out Wednesday into Thursday. Highs drop from near 80 Monday into the 60s by midweek.

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TODAY:
Periods of Rain and Thunderstorms…High 75, winds SW-7
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 0.50-0.75″

TONIGHT:
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…Low 52, winds N-5
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 0.25-0.50″

SATURDAY:
Occasional Showers and Thunderstorms…High 65, Low 54, winds NE-5
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.50″

SUNDAY:
Occasional Showers and Thunderstorms…High 74, Low 62, winds SE-5
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.50-0.75″

Another Stormy Day

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly cloudy, warm with occasional thunderstorms.
6am: Scattered Showers 59°
8am: Scattered Showers 60°
10am: Scattered Showers 62°

STILL STORMY FOR TUESDAY:
Monday was an active weather across South-Central KY with numerous strong to severe storms, some producing large hail. The severe threat is much lower today but more showers and thunderstorms are likely as yet another disturbance moves through. Locally heavy rain is possible with some storms. Highs will top out in the mid 70s. Rain ends this evening with clearing skies overnight.

UNSETTLED TIMES:
We’ll catch a brief break in the rain Wednesday before several more disturbances move through keeping a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast from Thursday all the way through the weekend. Highs will range from the mid to upper 60s to mid 70s throughout the period.

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TODAY:
Breezy with Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…High 75, winds SW-15
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.25-0.50″

TONIGHT:
Showers Ending, Areas of Patchy Fog…Low 53, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Warm…High 75, winds W-7

Severe Storm Risk Today, Unsettled This Week

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Severe storms are possible today and tonight across all of the WBKO viewing area.  Some storms may contain large hail, intense lightning, heavy rain, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.
Severe storms are possible today and tonight across all of the WBKO viewing area. Some storms may contain large hail, intense lightning, heavy rain, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are likely.
6am: Ch. Showers/Thunderstorms 54°
8am: Ch. Showers/Thunderstorms 57°
10am: Mostly Cloudy, Ch. Showers 64°

STORMY START:
A slight risk of severe storms is possible across all of the WBKO viewing area today and tonight. A disturbance moving across the region has already touched off a few strong storms this morning – a few of which produced hail and gusty winds. Any thunderstorms that develop today and tonight may produce heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail. The greater tornado threat is in Western Kentucky.

UNSETTLED TIMES:
More thunderstorms are on tap for Tuesday. We get a brief break on Wednesday before several more disturbances move through keeping a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast from Thursday all the way through the weekend. Highs will range from the mid to upper 60s to mid 70s throughout the period.

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TODAY:
Occasional Showers and Thunderstorms…High 71, winds SW-12
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.50″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Scattered Showers…Low 53, winds S-6
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.30″

TUESDAY:
Ch. Showers and Thunderstorms…High 75, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.50″

Much Needed Rain on the Way

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Latest rainfall projections show around an inch of rain is possible over the WBKO viewing area through Friday evening - some spots may pick up heavier amounts.
Latest rainfall projections show around an inch of rain is possible over the WBKO viewing area through Friday evening – some spots may pick up heavier amounts.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with increasing clouds.
6am: Mostly Clear 61°
8am: Mostly Clear 67°
10am: Mostly Sunny 78°

SHOWERS/STORMS ARRIVE:
A potent storm system moving in from the Plains later today will provide us with our best shot at widespread rain in many weeks! Sunshine will give way to clouds by afternoon with showers and storms likely tonight through Friday morning. Today will be the last of the very warm days for awhile as highs reach the upper 80s before a cold front sweeps through. Highs near 90 degrees are not out of the question for some…a rarity for October! Friday’s highs will only top out in the mid 70s as much cooler, Canadian air spills into South-Central Kentucky.

MORE FALL-LIKE WEEKEND:
Some of the coolest air of the season will be felt Saturday. We’ll start the weekend with highs only in the lower 60s under a mix of sun and clouds. Readings moderate a tad with a little more sunshine Sunday. Sunday morning’s lows could be our chilliest in nearly five months…diving down into the lower 40s! A small chance for a shower follows the weekend on Monday.

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TODAY:
Increasing Clouds, Afternoon T/Showers…High 89, winds S-12
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…Low 66, winds S-12
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 0.50″

FRIDAY:
Occasional Showers and Thunderstorms…High 76, winds W-14
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 0.50″

Soggy September Start

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A slight risk for a few severe storms exists mainly north and east of the I-65 corridor today.
A slight risk for a few severe storms exists mainly north and east of the I-65 corridor today.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly cloudy, warm and humid. Showers developing.
6am: Mostly Cloudy, Chance Showers West 73°
8am: Mostly Cloudy, Chance Showers West 76°
10am: Scattered Showers/Storms 82°

SEPTEMBER STARTS SOGGY:
Unsettled weather continues for much of the work week with a good chance for showers and thunderstorms today – some could be strong with the potential for more heavy rain and gusty winds. Scattered shower chances will continue Wednesday through Friday – mainly during the afternoon and early evening with highs in the muggy upper 80s and low 90s.

CHANGES COMING:
Another cold front will pass through on Saturday bringing showers and thunderstorms. However, the front clears on Sunday and ushers in a cooler, less-humid airmass for the start of next week with highs falling into the low to mid 80s.

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TODAY:
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…High 85, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.30″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 69, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

WEDNESDAY:
Partly Sunny, Isolated Afternoon Showers…High 89, winds S-5
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

Morning Fog, Afternoon Heat, Storms Tonight

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A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible this afternoon and evening mainly along and north of the Ohio River.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible this afternoon and evening mainly along and north of the Ohio River.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with areas of patchy dense fog. Showers possible near the Lake Cumberland region.
6am: Patchy Fog, Showers East 70°
8am: Patchy Fog, Showers East 73°
10am: Mainly Sunny 79°

VERY WARM AND UNSETTLED:
After some morning fog, skies will brighten in the days ahead but decent chances for showers and thunderstorms remain in play through midweek. With the atmosphere quite juiced up, any thunderstorm that develops may produce locally heavy downpours along with dangerous lightning. There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather for areas north of the Western KY Parkway today where a few storms may contain strong winds and hail. Highs will top out near 90. Lower 90s are forecast Wednesday with a chance for scattered thunderstorms continuing.

THE HEAT BUILDS:
Some of the hottest, most humid air we’ve experienced this season will be felt late week into the weekend! As temperatures increase, rain chances decrease with high pressure building in. Highs will climb into the mid 90s late week into the weekend, with upper 90s possible Sunday into Monday. Afternoon heat indices at or above the century mark are likely late in the period.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Chance of Thunderstorms…High 90, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.20″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 72, winds SW-5
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.20″

WEDNESDAY:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…High 91, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

Strong Storms, Heavy Rain and a Big Cooldown!

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A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today across the WBKO viewing area as a cold front moves southward.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today across the WBKO viewing area as a cold front moves southward.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Showers and thunderstorms will increase, some with heavy rain.
6am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 78°
8am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 77°
10am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 80°

A STORMY START:
A cold front is forecast to sweep through the region as we start the new week. This will bring some much needed rain but also a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather across the entire region. Some storms could be strong to severe this afternoon/evening with damaging wind, localized flooding, and large hail the main threats.

OCTOBER IN JULY?
The cold front will be followed by an Arctic high pressure that will take over starting Tuesday. Unseasonably cooler, drier air will cover the Ohio Valley for the rest of the work week with highs 10-15 degrees cooler than average! Lots of sunshine will prevail through Thursday until a new system brings a chance of a shower popping up at some point during the course of the upcoming weekend.

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TODAY :
Showers and Thunderstorms…High 88, winds W-8
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.75″

TONIGHT:
Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 67, winds NW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

TUESDAY :
Mostly Sunny, Cooler and Less Humid…High 79, winds NW-9

Rain Chances Return

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and mild.
6am: Mostly Clear 68°
8am: Mostly Clear 72°
10am: Mostly Sunny 82°

RAIN & STORM CHANCES RETURN:
Summer-like heat and humidity return as we start a new week with a front approaching from the Midwest. Pop-up showers and storms possible ahead of the front during the heat of the day today with highs in the low 90s. A SLIGHT risk for strong storms to become severe for south central Kentucky on Tuesday evening as the front slides south. Damaging winds being the main threat although beneficial rains possible with some locations picking up half an inch if not more late Tuesday. Rain/storm chances linger early midweek before drier air moves in to finish out the upcoming work week.

UPCOMING WEEKEND:
Another cold front brings scattered chances for showers and storms Saturday and Sunday as highs stay seasonably hot in the low 90s and overnight temps stay mild in the low 70s.

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MONDAY:
Hot & Humid, Chance of Afternoon Showers….High 93, winds SW-15
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 73, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″

TUESDAY:
Numerous Showers and Thunderstorms…High 91, winds SW-12
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.50″

Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon and Evening

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Slight risk for a few severe storms this afternoon and evening IF any storms develop.  The main threat would be from damaging winds and large hail.
Slight risk for a few severe storms this afternoon and evening IF any storms develop. The main threat would be from damaging winds and large hail.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Warm and muggy under fair skies.
6am: Mainly Clear 74°
8am: Mainly Clear 77°
10am: Hazy 85°

A SCORCHER TUESDAY:
We were back into the 90s Monday afternoon and the heat rolls on into Tuesday. Along with very high temperatures (low to mid 90s) will come lots of humidity sending heat indices into the triple digits for many this afternoon. With a cold front on the approach from the northwest late day, there will be a chance for scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Storms could be quite strong IF they develop, with a few possibly severe (large hail, locally damaging winds possible). Scattered storms remain possible this evening with lows still warm and muggy in the low 70s.

MIDWEEK COOLDOWN:
A cold front sweeps through the region Wednesday bringing a big change to our weather pattern. There remains a slight chance for a shower or storm through Wednesday afternoon before dry weather prevails Thursday. Highs Wednesday drop into the upper 80s, with less humid air spreading into the region by Wednesday evening into Thursday.

THE 4thCAST:
Independence Day looks GORGEOUS! Expect lots of sunshine with highs in the mid 80s and comfortable humidity levels. The remainder of the holiday weekend also looks great, with temperatures slowly moderating Saturday into Sunday.

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TODAY:
Hot & Humid, Chance of Thunderstorms…High 94, winds SW-11
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.10″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 73, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.20″

WEDNESDAY:
Partly Sunny, Chance of Showers…High 88, winds NW-6
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″