Menacing Night Ahead

More storms, some severe, and flash floods are a concern for the next 24 hours, AT LEAST!

1:30 AM Update

3D Doppler radar looks ominous in Pike and Floyd Counties Kentucky. Drenching thunderstorms are going to produce still another round of flash flooding here.

I must stress that new storms will be forming overnight, so if you see nothing closeby to your county when looking at radar, keep in mind the air is super-charged and susceptible to new downpours anyplace, anytime.

12:30 AM Update

Thunderstorms with downpours capable of flooding are coloring doppler radar thru Lawrence and Gallia Ohio and Mason, Eastern Cabell, Western Putnam WV. Watch for high water here overnight.

Tornado warnings for parts of Lewis, Adams and Scioto were issued after 9 PM.

Hardest hit area looks to be Tollesboro, Ky in Lewis County where 911 dispatchers tell Newschannel 3 that several mobile homes have been moved off their foundations and some roof damage has been inflicted by a likely twister that struck after 9 PM.

Stormy Period Ahead

If you have been a devotee of mine thru the years, then you are no doubt familiar with the phrase, “in a pattern like this, storms thrive on the nighttime humidity”. In cases like that, flash flooding and prolific lightning tend to rule the roost.

Such a pattern exists this Tuesday night.

In a nutshell, hot tropical air, the kind we haven’t seen this season, is knifing toward the region. But instead of bodily arriving and baking us, the hot air is having a hard time displacing the cooler, drier air that set in on Monday.

The result, the hot tropical air is being forced to ride up and over the leftover drier continental air. This is a dynamic setup for violent thunderstorms and flash floods.

If you live in a low lying area prone to flooding, this may be a long night. If heavy rains develop and persist for longer than an hour, monitor water levels frequently and be prepared to seek high ground if flood waters approach.

Motorists are reminded of the peril in crossing flooded roads at night when visibility is poor.

In addition, the winds in the heavens above are strong enough for severe thunderstorms and even a funnel cloud or 2 tornado tonight. This means a tornado warning could be issued with little notice.

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