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Flood and strong storm threat tonight

Active weather in place this week
Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 20, 2020

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for south-central Kentucky counties through early Tuesday morning.

Another hot and humid day with an added chance for showers and storms. Temperatures did not take long to reach the 90s in most places this afternoon which helped build clouds quickly. Showers and storms are flaring from the heat and the intense moisture that’s plainly making it feel pretty tropical outside.

Storms will stay fairly isolated or at best scattered this afternoon and evening. Heavy downpours and the occasional strong wind gusts are possible. We have a marginal risk for one or two of these storms to push severe limits. Damaging wind will be the result if they do. Otherwise, it’s garden variety and typical summer thunderstorms. This will be one of the hottest days this week. That being said, we’re not cooling much. Temperatures will get closer to normal for this time of the year and primarily run in the upper 80s. That, along with the continued moisture in the air will make it feel like the mid-90s with the heat index. As far as activity is concerned. It seems like we get a few days of storms this week. This will be due to a couple of fronts that will hand out near us and a low passing later in the week. These will allow storms to build, mostly in the afternoons. They will be similar each day with the small risk for severe wind gusts. Otherwise, it’s a heavy (cooling) downpour for a few lucky ones out there.