Severe Storm, Flooding Threat

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

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

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

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

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

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″