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Harvey’s rain will reach Kentucky. What should we expect?

Possible tornado spotted in Louisiana as Harvey tracks inland

At least one possible tornado touched down in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey started impacting the state on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed tornadic activity in the area, according to a news report.
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At least one possible tornado touched down in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Harvey started impacting the state on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed tornadic activity in the area, according to a news report.

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.

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National Weather Service in Louisville

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.

The Houston Texans are practicing in Frisco; defensive end J.J. Watt has raised significant funds to aid relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One for Texas on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2017 to visit some of the areas damaged by the flooding. Trump will be briefed on Tropical Storm Harvey's devastation.

Deputies from Chambers County Sheriff’s Office rescued animals stranded at a flooded shelter in Hankamer, Texas, on Monday, August 28. Appeals to save the animals at Tall Tails Animal Rescue went viral on social media with photos of dogs standing

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston airlifted victims of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to safety on Sunday, August 27 in Houston, Texas. People and their pets were hoisted up to a helicopter

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