Heavy rain and catastrophic flooding continues as Tropical Storm Florence continues to inch through the Carolinas. The storm has been gradually weakening now, but the threat of non-stop torrential rain and rising waters has not ended. More significant weakening is expected as the storm jogs through the upstate of South Carolina this evening.
Florence is expected to turn northward as a tropical depression Sunday. It will be like day and night for us 24 hours from now. Clouds are already starting to drift into southeastern Kentucky. We are tracking increasing clouds through Sunday morning followed gusty winds and showers and storms as Florence gets closer. Rain will first reach southern counties tomorrow afternoon. Showers will continue to spread northward into the evening hours. Rain will wrap around the center of Florence as the storm tracks through eastern Kentucky on Monday.
The best chance for rain and highest totals will be out east. Fortunately this won’t be a repeat of the deluge that Gordon’s remnants brought last weekend. Up to three inches of rain will be possible for eastern Kentucky through Monday evening. The Bluegrass will be on the western side of the tropical depress and can still expect a decent dose of showers. Some spots may received up to an inch of rain.