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Flooding Rain and Severe Storms- This Weekend

Flooding Rain and Severe Storms- This Weekend

by Monty Webb

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 11:25 PM

Very Wet Weekend

A very powerful storm system will approach Kentuckiana Friday with scattered showers and stall just north of the Ohio River on Saturday.  The rain will intensify throughout the day and become heavy by Saturday evening as a wave of low pressure rides along the front.  We could also see a few stray storms Saturday afternoon-Sunday morning.

Temperatures this weekend will be well into the 60s and possibly flirting with record highs!

By Sunday morning the low is sitting north along the IL and IN border with the cold front pushing into Western KY.  We will still be dealing with heavy rain and a chance for a stray storm.

Sunday evening the front pushes east and we start to dry out as colder air races in from the north.

 Let Talk Rain and Flooding

Rainfall totals from this system are very impressive!  With 2-4 inches from VeVay to Ft. Knox and areas north and west.  The heaviest rain will be over Indiana and western KY.  I believe these areas have the greatest flooding risk late Saturday-Sunday.  The Metro could see around 2.5" resulting in some local street and urban flooding.

Severe Storm Chances

While we will have very strong wind energy this weekend, the best instability with this system appears to be staying well to our south and west.  Models are showing very weak or no instability over Kentuckiana. 

The best chance for severe storms and isolated tornadoes will be from TX to far western KY. 

Here in Kentuckiana we have a chance for a stray thunderstorm (But, I can't rule out an isolated strong storm late Saturday).

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