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Chris Bailey’s Forecast | Severe Storms Threat Late Friday

Chris Bailey’s Forecast | Severe Storms Threat Late Friday
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 2:33 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Our middle of the week started with just a touch of light snow for some areas, but the focus going forward is on a big storm system ready to impact the state this weekend. More wind, heavy rain and strong storms look to be in the cards.

Here’s a breakdown of the weekend system:

  • The system is speeding up in arrival time and duration with the bulk of the action coming Friday into the first half of Saturday.
  • Scattered showers and storms will be noted from Thursday evening into Friday.
  • A powerful cold front sweeps in Friday night and brings a line of heavy rain producing thunderstorms with it.
  • Some of those storms may be strong or severe and the greatest threat may come during the overnight hours Friday into early Saturday.
  • Damaging winds will be possible during this time. Can we get another spin up or two?
  • The faster moving system decreases the general flooding risk, but we still have a flash flood risk.
  • 1″-3″ of rain may show up during this time.
  • Temps may flirt with record highs from Friday afternoon into the wee hours of Saturday.
  • Temps Saturday crash quickly with temps falling into the 30s in the late afternoon. Wind chills make it feel much colder.
  • Can we get some flakes to fly behind this?

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