Storms Return Today

Good Friday morning, Kentucky! I hope you have had a great week so far enjoying what has been some great weather for this time of year. We have struggled to stay dry for a long period of time and that looks to continue as storms return today.

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The weather has been playing tug of war lately. (Giphy)

Showers and Storms Today

We currently have a large trough over the Eastern United States. This has been responsible for our below-average temperatures and less humid conditions in the last few days. This will also be responsible for our rain chances with an upper level low over the deep south lifting northward.

Showers and storms will likely be widespread in nature with rain chances 70-80% today. These storms will be very slow moving to almost stationary at times.

The Weather Prediction Center has us under a marginal risk for flash flooding today. Localized flooding issues and ponding on roadways cannot be ruled out so stay aware!

Temperatures top out near 82 degrees this afternoon. Storms that do develop this afternoon should begin to die off after the sun goes down.

More of the same Saturday

The upper level low will continue to slowly drift northward as we head into the weekend. We will see more storms develop Saturday afternoon with the same localized threat for some flooding problems.

Rain chances Saturday will be around 50-60% throughout the day. Temperatures will top out near 83 degrees Saturday afternoon with an increase in the humidity.

Rainfall totals will be a very wide range across the board. We may have some areas that get 1-2in of rain while others get little to nothing. It just depends on how long you are under these showers and storms.

Sunday Looking Drier

This system should start moving out by Sunday with drier conditions moving in to the area. Partly cloudy skies along with temperatures in the mid 80s will make for a nice day.

Active Tropics

The tropics are heating up rather quickly with now two storms being monitored in the Atlantic Basin. We have Tropical Depression 13 and 14.

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Tropical Depression 14
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Tropical Depression 13

We have two storms that are forecast to become tropical storms and eventually hurricanes as they approach the Gulf of Mexico. The track and intensity of each storm will likely change in the coming days. Since these storms will come rather close to each other over the next week, you could see one storm negatively impact the other.

That will wrap things up for your Thursday. Enjoy your day, folks! Don’t forget to follow us:  (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram).

Weather 8/21/20

An active pattern will see shower & storm chances come alive today into Saturday; also monitoring a very active pattern in the tropics.

Posted by Landon Hampton on Friday, August 21, 2020