What’s left of Gordon (now an extra-tropical cyclone) will be moving through the Ohio River Valley this weekend. The wind threat with the storm is down, but the heavy rain threat is not. In fact, the Ohio River Valley is in for a wet weekend. As of now, a few clusters of storms reside to our west. This is shower and thunderstorms related to the warm front. Otherwise, its cloudy, muggy and mild.
As we go through the day, most rain will stay to our north as the warm front lifts north. So midday plans outdoors will be a go. Expect cloudy and cooler than normal due to that cloud coverage. A few showers and storms will be around this afternoon so by no means forget the umbrella. As we get into the afternoon/evening time frame, the warm front will finally cross the Ohio and as it does, stronger showers and thunderstorms will be the result. Be prepared for strong wind gusts and abundant lightning. The biggest threat through the coming few days will be rainfall. We’re still expecting between a half inch up to two inches of rain between the southeastern counties and the Bluegrass. The higher amounts will be northwest. The northern and western Bluegrass and counties along the Ohio River are in for 2” to 3” with potential to reach 4” by Sunday evening. Keep in mind, showers will continue through Monday. Be prepared for steady flooding as the persistent rain arrives. Be prepared for flash flooding if a strong shower or storms moves over your area. Most importantly is watch for high water and remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway.
Today is a StormTracker Threat Level One Day. Use caution and stay with the StormTracker Weather Team for updates and important information on the weekend rain/storms.