As Harvey continues to hammer southeast Texas with flood-causing rains, the National Weather Service has predicted that remnants of the storm could dump several inches on some parts of Kentucky later this week.
The heaviest of the rains from Harvey are expected to hit Kentucky late Thursday night and continue to Friday night, with two to four inches predicted in some areas and more possible in others, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. A map shared by the weather service on Tuesday showed the possibility of four to six inches of rain falling in the southwestern part of the state and more than two inches falling in central Kentucky.
One model tweeted by WKYT meteorologist Chris Bailey predicted as much as 10 inches of rain could fall along the Interstate 65 corridor in Kentucky through Friday night.
“Right now we’re pretty safe in saying Harvey will have a big impact on Kentucky starting Thursday and going into Saturday,” Bailey said Tuesday night.
Chances of flooding will be the biggest concern as Harvey moves through, Bailey said. Several models predict rain totals upward of 6 inches across central and western Kentucky.
“My general thought for the Lexington area is we finish with 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts going into Saturday,” Bailey said. The heaviest rains are expected Friday night.
Bailey will continue to discuss Harvey’s potential impacts on Kentucky in his weather blog.
The National Weather Service said in a tweet on Tuesday that Harvey-related forecasts for Kentucky were likely to change as the week goes on and the storm grows closer.