Kentucky on high alert as storms eye Northeast through the weekend, Ohio Valley

The flood-stricken counties in eastern Kentucky are under a flood watch until Saturday AM. On Saturday, a persistent humid airmass will encourage the development of further sporadic storms throughout the afternoon.

The Ohio Valley, Northeast, including the flood-stricken regions of eastern Kentucky, will continue to experience heavy rain and thunderstorms through the weekend as a result of a broad, slowly moving front that is spanning the eastern third of the United States.

On Thursday, the same front brought powerful storms to the mid-Atlantic region, which led to four lightning strikes near the White House in Washington.

The FOX Forecast Center predicts that the Appalachians from western Virginia to northern Georgia will likely get the highest rainfall on Saturday. These places are susceptible to flash floods, particularly in areas that have experienced several rounds of heavy rain because the ground is already quite saturated from recent precipitation.

Flash Flood Threat on Saturday (FOX Weather) The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for a large portion of Kentucky, as well as southern Ohio, southwestern Virginia, and West Virginia. Flash flooding is possible in the designated locations, according to a Flood Watch.

The majority of sites may anticipate 1 to 3 inches of rain over the next few days, according to the FOX Forecast Center, although locally greater amounts up to 3 to 5 inches are likely in areas that get struck the hardest.

In the Ohio Valley, flood watches are in effect (IMG 2). (FOX Weather) “We are going to have the risk of extra flooding across the area each and every day as (the rain) travels slowly out toward the east,” said FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin. This is unquestionably a marathon rather than a sprint.

Although any thunderstorms Saturday in the eastern United States are likely to stay below severe thresholds, any storm has the potential to produce torrential downpours, lightning, and strong gusts.

Five days of anticipated rainfall (FOX Weather) The nation’s capital is one of many places that experienced a lot of rain on Friday and may get more throughout the weekend.

During the afternoon downpour, some roadways in regions with poor drainage appeared to be streams.
With several inches of rain falling on Friday, there was flash flooding in several areas of Washington, D.C.

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