Chris Johnson's Forecast | Strong storms and flash flooding likely

Published: Feb. 24, 2018 at 4:28 PM EST
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The active pattern unfortunately continues for the Commonwealth through the weekend as we track another strong system. Rounds of heavy rain and strong storms will be likely through tonight before the cold front finally clears the state by early Sunday morning.

Main threats through tonight will be damaging winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding. While a quick isolated spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out, the best threat for that activity is for far western Kentucky. With an additional 1-3" possible tonight, and an already super saturated ground, flooding issues will likely arise. If you live in an area that has already had significant flooding problems over the last 5 days, stay weather aware tonight and keep an eye on things.

As mentioned before, the cold front finally hits the road by Sunday morning as everyone starts to dry out. In fact, look for high pressure to build in over the next couple of days as we catch a much needed break from the rain. Highs are cool but still mild for this time of the year as we climb into the 50's Sunday. Mid-upper 50's win out Monday with thermometers in the 60's Tuesday. Both days look dry with some sunshine a good bet.

Heavy rain chances look to return by mid-late week as another system could bring additional flooding problems back to the state. As of right now, conditions would dry out Friday with a mainly dry end to the work week. Temperatures would be much cooler with highs in the 40's both Friday and Saturday.