A heavy rainmaker is set to move into our region later today. The bulk of the heaviest rain is overnight into tomorrow with a Flash Flood Watch in effect.
The morning thunderstorms have arrived for many in Kentucky. These storms will pack a decent punch, but it's the late day activity that has us more concerned.
A very intense cold front will begin sweeping across Kentucky during the evening hours. Storms that develop pre-frontal could have some serious spin associated with them. The storms along the boundary could also be spinning and that heightens the tornadic threat.
The Storm Prediction Center has listed Central, Northern, and Northeastern Kentucky in the MODERATE risk for severe weather.
Sunday has been declared a First Alert Severe Weather Day to keep you and your family safe.
Here's what to expect:
- Showers and thunderstorms will be around during the morning hours. Along with non-thunderstorm wind gusts up to 25-30mph.
- The morning system will try to dry up for a little while during midday.
- The potent cold front will finally drive into Kentucky during the afternoon and evening hours.
- The prime time for severe weather will be between 5pm and midnight.
- Wind set-up in the atmosphere favors twisting or spin in the air. That means tornadic activity could be possible in some of the storms that develop a head of the front.
We will have additional updates as needed.