A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted parts of Central and Eastern Kentucky for the possibility of severe weather. The main threats will be strong winds and hail.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be back in the area today. Much like Thursday evening, some could be strong or even severe. Those severe chances won't be widespread. It will mainly be hit and miss out there. But any one of those stronger storms that develop could produce strong winds, heavy rains, and loads of lightning.
Temperatures will jump into the upper 80s during the afternoon and evening. That's the same time we see some of those storms fire up across Kentucky. A cold front moves our way and will increase the coverage of the storms.
The strong and severe threat will continue into the early parts of your Saturday.
We may see the storms take a break on Sunday as slightly cooler air moves in. Those storms won't be too far away and will surge back in early next week. That's when temps spike back into the upper 80s for a few days.