All Eyes On The Flood Threat

Good Thursday, everyone. We continue tracking rounds of showers and thunderstorms rolling across the bluegrass state, bringing an extended flood threat. This will carry us through the upcoming weekend and may end with strong or severe storms.

Our day starts with the potential for flash flooding into much of the state as a band of heavy rain moves through. This can drop a general 1″-2″ before sunup in some areas. Watch those waterways.

Additional rounds come through here later today then again Friday and Saturday. The setup for late Saturday into Saturday night has a severe storms look to it…

That’s a setup I’m going to be watching very closely, as instability really increases ahead of our cold front and low wrapping up to our northwest. The front FINALLY looks to end the rains by Sunday afternoon, but not before many areas have picked up several inches of rain.

Here are your tracking tools for the day…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127


I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

 I will have updates later today, so check back in. Make it a good one and take care.

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25 Responses to All Eyes On The Flood Threat

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, here in Taylor County we have so far received well over an inch of rain. I don’t know the exact totals, but I can tell you there isn’t any reports of flooding in the county. You mention thunderstorms in your blog this morning. I would like to know what parts of Kentucky are receiving such ? The rains have ended for now till the next wave if it develops.

  2. SHAAK says:

    Flooded roads here in Nelson County. Schools on a 2 hour delay due to the flooding.

  3. Andy Rose says:

    I’m grateful the rain has been a miss for my area. The last rain i had was Saturday. This has allowed the river to get close to normal in my area.

  4. winter lover says:

    Here in far western,ky we have receive inch and half or two of rain, but the rain came down slow which that allows the creeks and streams to absorb it. We didn’t have the down pours so far. that may not be the case when the next system rolls in here this weekend.

  5. Matt says:

    The rain keeps dying as it enters east and southeast ky.. Maybe that’s why nws hasn’t expanded the flood watch. Other than a few sprinkles it hasn’t rained here in Perry co since Saturday. All the creeks and streams are back to normal level now.

  6. LOUTeach says:

    Here in the east end of Louisville, some of the smaller creeks are close to being out of their banks now, and ditches on the sides of the road are filling. Glad we have not seen the downpours lately. The rain has just been pretty steady. I have a feeling, like another said that things are going to change and roads out in the county will be under water in places. It won’t take too much more for that to occur I think. Throw in the severe potential and it looks to be an interesting weekend.

  7. B H says:

    Received 2 1/2 inch of rain in my rain gauge since last night in Jackson Ohio. Flooding is going on as I speak. Kids are being sent home in some of the schools.

  8. Faye says:

    Here in Jessamine, got ducks swimming on the pond across the road from us and could do some kayaking in the stream between us and our neighbors. Of course this is note worthy as normally the pond area is crop land and the big rushing stream is small, dry ditch.

  9. Mike S says:

    Somebody check Jim Caldwell’s math. My preliminary check on his preliminary estimate is not his preliminary 8.61″…yet. I have 8.08″ for Lexington as of 10:30 this morning, preliminarily speaking of course.

    Also, I’m checking in with 2.25″ in Valley Station, just southwest of Louisville International where 2.37″ has fallen since yesterday.

  10. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Hopefully we don’t go the other extreme during Summer.

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