The rain comes to an end on this last day of Summer as a cold front pushes out of the state this afternoon, leaving behind some much cooler air to kick off the Fall season.
The cold front that pushed through early this morning, dumping several inches of rain across the state has now moved out taking the heavy deck of clouds with it.
A little left over moisture has allowed some fair weather cumulus to develop behind the main line of clouds making for an all together gorgeous afternoon! Those leftover clouds should clear out tonight allowing temperatures to drop by morning.
The cooler air will stick around for the first part of the work week.
Surface map with wind map
Get ready for a soggy Saturday!
Here are the highlights:
- Rain expected to move in late this evening and continue through lunch time tomorrow.
- Some of us could pick up on 1-2" of rain, with isolated areas getting as much as 3".
- Isolated flooding could become a concern in areas that are prone to high water issues.
- Rain should begin to clear out Saturday afternoon, with highs in the low 70s.
Don't forget with Sunday comes brings the official start to Fall and drier weather! Happy Friday!
"Was on my way to Wacker st Palm Bay when I seen this monster thunderhead awesome view"
- YouTube User: Mickers Bunch
Every once in a while a video surfaces that makes you appreciate the true power of Mother Nature! The amazing video above is one of them.... This supercell in motion was captured in Booker, TX by videographer Mike Oblinksi
Even though thunderstorms may seem chaotic on the ground, they actually operate like very organized machines. Oblinski managed to capture a great portrait in the video above, of how these types of storms evolve and the different mechanisms that drive them.
What makes a thunderstorm severe?
- hail that is at least quarter size (1 inch diameter or larger)
- and/or wind gusts 58mph or greater
- and/or a tornado
It's officially Atlantic Hurricane Season!
The season kicked off June 1st and runs through November 30th, and covers systems that develop in the Atlantic Basic, which is made up of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.
This may be the first full week, but it already looks like it could be an active season. Check out the area of interest spinning in the Gulf of Mexico! The NHC is giving it a 40% chance for development, but regardless the system could soon be influencing our weather here in Kentucky.
Want to learn more about how hurricanes form? Click the image above.
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Yesterday’s torrential rain brought over an 1” of the wet stuff to parts of central and south central Kentucky. But the overall winner as far as rain goes was western Kentucky.
Paducah set a record for the wettest day in June, with 5.58” of rain! The total pretty much doubled Paducah's old record for June 1st, of 2.61" from 1971.
Clouds will play a big role today as far as temperatures go. Where they break early, we may see a few thermometers touch or climb just above the 80 degree mark.
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A strong line of storms crossed the western border into Kentucky early this morning, bringing intense lightning and strong wind mainly to areas between Owensboro and Paducah.
Areas around Paducah have picked up over 5" of rain since Midnight making flooding a huge issue. Several roads have already been closed due to high water.
More storms, some severe are expected to fire up again this afternoon. The main threats to watch for will be damaging wind, hail, flooding, and the isolated tornado.
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We’re cruising through the Holiday weekend with more cool air and the potential for a few sprinkles and showers on Sunday.
Most of the rain that moved through during the night will clear out by early morning, leaving a few lingering clouds and temperatures in the lower to mid 50s.
While the chance for a shower or two will hang around Sunday, it’s only a slight chance and most of us will stay dry. So no reason to cancel any outdoor plans! As far as temperatures go we will gain a few degrees on yesterday, with highs in the lower to mid 70s.
QPF Day 1 Predicted Rain Totals (click to enlarge)
Click image for more details on FLOOD (WATCH)
Good Sunday afternoon!
Hope you didn’t throw away your ponchos from yesterday’s Derby run. We’re looking at another soggy day across the Commonwealth.
Roads this morning are already soaked and the rain just keeps coming. Areas that already have nearly 2” of rain on the ground, will likely add another 1” to 2” of rain to their weekend totals.
A FLOOD WATCH is still in effect for parts of south central Kentucky until Monday morning.
Cities included in the elevated risk for flooding include Somerset, Liberty, Campbellsville, Jamestown and Bowling Green.
Yesterday Bowling Green set a daily
rainfall record, with 1.65” of rain, squeaking by the old record of 1.60” from 1942.
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Good Sunday to you! Showers and storms that moved in overnight have already pushed out of the eastern half of the state, but another round of showers is on the way this afternoon.
Widespread rain will pick up around the lunch hour and last through the early evening.
After that we're clearing up to kick off the work week, but before you get too used to it, there are some more changes in the forecast, mainly with another frontal system set to swing through by the end of the week.