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Heavy Rain and Severe Weather Potential Through Early Sunday Morning

A spring-like weather system will bring another round of heavy rainfall to eastern Kentucky through Saturday night, aggravating ongoing flooding and high water along area creeks, streams, and rivers. There is also a potential of strong thunderstorms tonight which could produce damaging wind gusts mainly west of Interstate 75. Read More >

Aviation Weather Discussion for Eastern Kentucky

(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning) ISSUED AT 833 AM EST SAT FEB 23 2019 The period started wit conditions widely ranging from IFR to VFR, and rain was falling at most places south of the Mountain Parkway. The rain should affect just about everywhere in the forecast area this morning, but then give way to a relative lull in the afternoon. Overall, IFR conditions are expected to win eventually win out today. However, the flight category forecast is not one of high confidence. Thunderstorms will become a possibility late this afternoon and tonight. Southwest winds aloft will also pick up at that time and lead to low level wind shear. Showers and thunderstorms will come to an end with passage of a cold front late tonight, and conditions are expected to improve to MVFR, and potentially even VFR near the end of the period. Winds will also pick up behind the front, with west southwesterly gusts of 25-35 knots in most places by the end of the period.

Click Here to Read the Full Area Forecast Discussion  Issued: 02/23/2019 08:33:13 AM EST

 

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