Eastern Kentucky Weather

Watching the Storm Potential

By: Shane Smith
By: Shane Smith

Here's the latest on the storm potential for Tuesday.

10:45 Update:

The newest NAM computer model is now bringing the storms in to the region much earlier than we originially expected.  Severe Weather chances are now going to be with us most of the day tomorrow with the best chance being from Noon - 9 PM.  Damaging winds remain the primary threat, with heavy rain, intense lightning, and large hail being secondary threats.  An isolated tornado can't be ruled out but chances are low.  The storms will likely come in 2-4 waves so we have multiple chances at severe weather.  Keep checking back with WYMT tomorrow on this Severe Weather Alert Day.
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Hello again friends, I'm dropping by early on this Monday for a quck update on the potential of severe weather tomorrow.  I know a lot of folks are asking on social media about tonight, and the storm chance is very low for us here in Eastern Kentucky. Tonight it looks like northern Kentucky and parts of western Kentucky have the best chance of storms.  We may see one or two, but I think the bulk of the action will hold off until tomorrow and Wednesday.

You can track any storms that develop tonight below:

We still remain under a slight risk of storms tomorrow according to the Storm Predicition Center.  Our main threats look to be damaging winds and large hail, however heavy rain is also possible with these storms and could cause a few isolated high water problems.

 

Timing these storms will be a little tricky but it looks like we will see two rounds, one tomorrow morning which shouldn't be too strong, and another stronger line tomorrow afternoon and evening.  Here's the NAM Future radars take on the storm chances.

7:00 AM Tue

6:00 PM Tuesday

2:00 AM Wednesday

The best chance of severe weather for Eastern Kentucky looks to be between 4 and 8 PM on Tuesday.  I mentioned we may have a few high water problems, it's because these storms may produce quite a bit of rain.  The NAM model is prediciting close to 2 inches of rain with some of these storms.

 

As always we will monitor the storm threat tomorrow and have any warnings on the WYMT Twitter and Facebook pages.

_Shane Smith

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