Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 1:30 P.M.
Potential damage area moves east.
After following this storm system for a week, I still didn’t get it right. The rain and heavy downpours arrived long before I expected them to – the heaviest rain passed through Jefferson County between Noon and 1 P.M. Also, in spite of the rain acting as a break, wind gusts reached 50+ mph in a few spots. Surprisingly, the number of power outages locally are less than 1000 customers. Even an average spring/summer thunderstorm produces many more than that.
So, overall, the system proved to be a pretty typical midwestern winter storm for us.
This afternoon, the rain will continue, then fade away around dark. The winds have been silenced for awhile. They’ll get stronger again as the rain ends, but top gusts tonight will be in the 25-35 mph range. They’ll be pushing colder air across the Ohio Valley, but nothing unusual for January. In fact, tomorrow’s temperatures will remain above normal.