Chris Bailey’s Forecast | Laura Rolls In This Evening

Published: Aug. 27, 2020 at 2:26 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It’s a WKYT First Alert Weather Day as we track the remnants of Laura across Kentucky.

Here’s a breakdown of how the rest of the day plays out:

  • Laura rolls into western Kentucky as a tropical depression then crosses the state from west to east through tonight.
  • Scattered showers and storms will be noted during the first part of today, with several dry hours until the core of the system arrives where you live.
  • Along and ahead of the center of circulation, we have to watch for strong to severe storms to develop. A tornado or two can’t be ruled out. The best chance appears to be across the southern half of the state.
  • Winds will be gusty and may reach 40mph at times as the low moves through. Local gusts may exceed that in thunderstorms.
  • Even though this storm is moving at a decent speed, I’m still concerned about local high water issues developing. Some spots may pick up a quick 2″-3″ in the stronger storms.
  • All this action winds down quickly as the low moves east early Saturday.

Once Laura moves through here, we have a cold front to drop in here late Saturday. That will have a broken band of thunderstorms along it into Saturday evening.This same front slows down right on top of the region for Sunday and that could spell trouble. Rounds of thunderstorms develop and work across the state starting Sunday and carrying us into early next week.

This will be ahead of another front dropping in here later next week. That boundary is a little slower than I first thought, but should bring more showers and storms ahead of it.

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