Another late blog going up on this Thursday.
If you hadn't heard, Hurricane Laura made landfall early this morning in SouthWestern Louisiana around 1:00 AM Central time. Sustained winds of around 150 mph remained during landfall, making Hurricane Laura remain a CAT 4 hurricane.
With that being said, a lot of damage was left behind, including a damaged radar from one of the National Weather Service sites. This system continues to move Northeast, having a path straight for Kentucky & our local area.
The system is expected to enter Western KY sometime Friday afternoon & by Friday night into early Saturday morning it will arrive locally here in South-Central Kentucky.
The NWS out of Louisville has a HWO issued for our area, please see below:
Friday through Wednesday.....
Showers and storms are expected Friday into Saturday as the remnants of Hurricane Laura move through the region. 1 to 3" of rainfall with locally higher amounts will be possible through Saturday, leading to the potential for localized flooding issues. Additionally, some of the stronger storms embedded within the rain bands of Laura may be capable of severe wind gusts and isolated, brief, spin up tornadoes. The main severe threat will occur Friday evening and into the overnight hours.
Spotter Information Statement....
Spotters are encouraged to pass along any flooding and severe weather reports Friday and Saturday.
Below are some images to basically sum up everything that was talked about over a webinar/conference call held earlier this afternoon with NWS Louisville:
If there are any dramatic changes, I will definitely be posting another blog to reflect those changes. That does include having any type of Watch or Warning issued as well.
Information I used in tonights blog comes from NWS Louisville's website.
Have a great night!