Active weather pattern continues through much of next week

A stubborn weather pattern will bring multiple chances of showers and thunderstorms from Labor Day through the rest of the work week

Sunday featured another day of scattered showers and thunderstorms. This was especially true for locations east of I-75 and south of I-64. While widespread flooding has not been an issue, storms have been slowly. Because of the threat of additional slow-moving storms Monday, a Flood Watch is in effect for much of central and eastern Kentucky through tomorrow evening.

2022 Wtvq Earth

Overnight tonight, expect a gradual decrease in the wet weather with a loss of instability. A few showers and storms will remain possible, however.

2020 Tonight 3bank

Central and eastern Kentucky sits between two systems, one to our south and another boundary to our north that is expected to stall out and then wash out across the region the next few days. This setup allows ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to be pushed northward, helping to create a humid and unstable airmass for thunderstorms to develop and tap into.

Chad Surface 2

The highest rain coverage on Monday will be across eastern Kentucky, especially during the morning and early afternoon hours. Showers and storms are still expected elsewhere. If you have outdoor Labor Day plans, don’t cancel them, but have a backup plan as well.

Chad Chance Of Rain

While everyone won’t see rain at once, storms Monday will be capable of training over the same areas for an extended period of time, increasing the threat of isolated flooding. The Weather Prediction Center has once again placed much of central and eastern Kentucky in a risk level 2/4 or “Slight Risk” of excessive rainfall that may lead to flooding. If you live in a flood-prone area, have a plan to move to higher ground quickly. Never attempt to drive through standing water.

Chad Flooding Risk 2

The chance of rain decreases on Tuesday, but scattered afternoon showers or thunderstorms remain in the forecast.

2020 Futurecast With Temperatures 2 Chad

Through Tuesday, most locations can expect to pick up between 1-2″ of rainfall with locally higher amounts of 2+”. We may see a brief break in the heavy rain mid-week, but rain chances will increase again by next weekend.

Chad Gfs Dma Rainfall

ABC 36 HOUR FORECAST
SUNDAY NIGHT: Showers and a few rumbles of thunder. Lows in the upper 60s.
MONDAY: Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
MONDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.

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