Active weekend

Rain and thunderstorms around
Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 22, 2020

We start the weekend off on a soggy note thanks to rain around the Kentucky and Cumberland River valleys. Showers range from light to heavy and from scattered to widespread. A few Flood Advisories are in effect from slow-moving heavy rain showers overnight. Temperatures are in the upper 60s/low 70s and visibility seems to be doing fine for most.

After a nice and comfortable week, we move back into an active pattern with an increase of summer. Showers and storms will be around this weekend thanks to a stalled feature to our southeast, so each day will be met with the chance for rain and storms. For today, the bulk of the activity is what we’re getting early this morning. The thunderstorms of yesterday have become stratiform rain showers. Some spots are heavy, while some are light. A few spotty showers are out as well. Lightning production is down, but the occasion strike can’t be ruled out. These showers will continue to fade as the sun comes up, but we’re not finished for the day. As heating gets going, storms will generate and become scattered through the afternoon. Another round of scattered heavy downpours with lightning and a few strong wind gusts expected. Watch for high water with slow-moving storms. We will lose activity overnight but gain it back again Sunday afternoon with scattered thunderstorms.