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Current Conditions

  • 65°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: South 5 mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 60°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 48 °
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  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 46 °
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Forecast for London, Kentucky

Updated: 4:51 am EDT on May 2, 2016

Flash Flood Watch in effect from 10 am EDT this morning through Tuesday morning...
  • Today

    Occasional showers and scattered thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Light winds. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

  • Tonight

    Cloudy. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers late. Lows in the mid 50s. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 30s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 55.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:19 am EDT on May 2, 2016


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 10 am EDT this morning
through Tuesday morning...

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of east central Kentucky...
northeast Kentucky... south central Kentucky and southeast
Kentucky... including the following areas... in east central
Kentucky... Elliott. In northeast Kentucky... Johnson and
Martin. In south central Kentucky... Laurel... McCreary and
Whitley. In southeast Kentucky... Bell... Breathitt... Clay...
Floyd... Harlan... Knott... Knox... Lee... Leslie... Letcher...
Magoffin... Morgan... Owsley... Perry... Pike and Wolfe.

* From 10 am EDT this morning through Tuesday morning

* another round of heavy showers and thunderstorms is expected
across eastern Kentucky this afternoon and evening. Some
rainfall could linger in southeast Kentucky into Tuesday
morning. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely... with
locally higher amounts. With the ground already very saturated
and creeks and streams running high... this additional rainfall
could quickly lead to more flash flooding.

* Roads could become blocked or washed out by flash flooding. If
you encounter a flooded Road... be sure to turn around... don't
drown. Houses and businesses in the vicinity of creeks...
streams... and rivers could also be affected by flooding.
Continue to monitor forecasts and any warnings today as
conditions could deteriorate very quickly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Napier Mountain, London, KY

Updated: 6:39 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MSWO, London, KY

Updated: 6:39 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tattersall, Corbin, KY

Updated: 6:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Corbin, Corbin, KY

Updated: 6:39 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Denny Subdivision, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: WNW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Southern McKee, McKee, KY

Updated: 6:39 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Maretburg, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 6:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mackey Bend, Barbourville, KY

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Acorn, KY

Updated: 6:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Downtown McKee, McKee, KY

Updated: 6:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Logan Branch, Rockholds, KY

Updated: 6:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Green Fish Hill, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 6:39 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Jackson Kentucky 
614 am EDT Monday may 2 2016 


Short term...(today through tuesday) 
issued at 255 am EDT Monday may 2 2016 


Finally a lull in the action early this morning as most of the 
convection has shifted off to the north. However...a cold front 
remains just off to our west across central Kentucky this 
morning...with plenty of surface moisture remaining across eastern 
Kentucky. A shortwave trough will swing northward across eastern 
Kentucky this afternoon and interact with the approaching from 
from the west to generate widespread showers and storms. 
Unfortunately...this is not good news as flash flood guidance 
remains very low. The one hour flash flood guidance is 0.75-1.00 
for much of the area...while the 3 hour flash flood guidance is 
between 1.00 and 1.50. With the GFS run showing over 1.50 inches 
of rain this afternoon...this is very concerning. So much 
so...that we have issued a new Flash Flood Watch for all of 
southeast Kentucky from late this morning through tonight. Precipitable water 
values are not quite as high as the past 24 hours...but still on 
the high side...supporting locally heavy rain. Latest 00z arw and 
nmm both have the same corridor that got hit hard last night 
getting hit again this afternoon...so this certainly bears 
watching for those in eastern Kentucky. With the front virtually 
stalled...the setup for training storms is certainly there...which 
could aid in the flash flood concern. While many models have 
another lull tonight...the NAM...with some weak support from the 
hi-res short term models support some shower/storm activity 
lingering in southeast Kentucky into early Tuesday morning. For 
this reason...kept the Flash Flood Watch going through 15z 
Tuesday. One last thing to consider today is the potential for a 
few strong storms as MLCAPES approach 1000j/kg in the southeast 
with modest shear in place. This could lead to some hail and 
strong winds from a few of the stronger storms. Will continue to 
highlight the flooding/storm threat in the severe weather potential statement and Flash Flood 
Watch. 


By Tuesday...we are kind of between the departing system and one 
approaching from the north. Models are hinting at a bit more 
instability today...and wouldn't be surprised to see a few 
afternoon thunderstorms again on Tuesday as the wave dips in from 
the north. Fortunately...whatever happens on Tuesday should not be 
as widespread and hopefully can avoid the areas impacted by the 
recent flooding. Highs on Tuesday should take a step back as 
cooler air advects in behind the departing system/cold front. 


Long term...(tuesday night through sunday) 
issued at 614 am EDT Monday may 2 2016 


The period will be highlighted by a burst of very cool air early 
on...as a deep upper level low pressure system drops southward 
over the eastern Continental U.S.. a shortwave trough ahead of the main 
system could produce a few showers on Tuesday night. The main 
event arrives on Wednesday as a surface cold front pushes through 
underneath the main upper trough axis. Despite meager low level 
moisture...models are suggesting showers and possibly 
thunderstorms will occur...due to cold air aloft and the strength 
of the upper level system. If showers linger into Thursday as the 
models suggest...there could even be some snow at the highest 
elevations near the Virginia border. 


The upper low should be pulling away to the east by Friday...and 
ridging/high pressure will build in from the west at all levels. 
This will bring drier weather and a warming trend lasting into the 
weekend. By late in the weekend...the high/ridging is expected to 
get suppressed to the south as another upper level trough moves 
southeast across the Great Lakes and New England. This would send 
a cold front south to the Ohio Valley. The previous 12z run of 
the European model (ecmwf) generated light precipitation along the front in our 
area Sunday...while the latest 00z backed off. Did allow a slight 
chance of showers in the forecast at this point. However...if 
models continue to be dry...this could end up removed. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Monday night) 
issued at 255 am EDT Monday may 2 2016 


A cold front will interact with a system coming in from the south 
to generate widespread showers and thunderstorms from late this 
morning through the afternoon and evening...especially in 
southeast Kentucky. Ceilings could come down to MVFR in the stronger 
showers and storms. As the front passes tonight...low ceilings are 
likely to develop falling to MVFR overnight...and possibly IFR 
towards daybreak. For now...will trend lower with MVFR through 06z 
tonight. 


&& 


Jkl watches/warnings/advisories... 
Flash Flood Watch from 10 am EDT this morning through Tuesday 
morning for kyz080-084>088-104-106>120. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term...kas 
long term...hal 
aviation...kas 



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