Flash Flooding Possible From Texas to Kentucky
Blinding downpours will make for slow travel late Friday from east Texas to Kentucky where up to six inches of rain may fall.
A flash flood watch has been issued through Saturday. This means flooding may develop quickly, especially in urban and poor drainage areas.
A developing storm will track over the Mississippi River Valley Friday and Saturday where heavy rain is expected to fall.
A southerly wind will transport copious amounts of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico northward where it will interact with a frontal boundary draped across the south. This will lead to hours of heavy rain that may trigger flash flooding.
A band of heavy rain is expected to develop Friday morning along the front, stretching from Dallas to Nashville.
A few storms may turn severe across east Texas Friday afternoon with large hail and damaging wind gusts.
Heavy rain will continue through Saturday morning. The axis of heaviest rain will set up over northwen Mississippi and Tennessee.
The focus of heavy rain will shift east by Saturday afternoon as the storm center tracks over the Appalachians.
Rainfall totals are expected to be highest across northeast Arkansas and western Tennessee. This is where 3-6 inches of rain is expected. A general swath of 2-4 inches will likely fall across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Remember the saying for flooded roadways– “Turn Around Don’t Drown.”
For WeatherNation: I’m Meteorologist Nick Merianos