Thursday Afternoon Flood Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Significant flooding has already become an issue across many areas of Kentucky. Overnight rains produced a swath of 1″-3″ of rain, and that was enough to force many creeks and streams out of their banks.

Flood Warnings were a little slow this morning, but several areas are still under a Flood Warning through the afternoon…

The Flood Watch continues to make for an inept looking map, simply because one NWS office refuses to issue a watch for, at least, their northern counties…

Flash flooding was observed overnight in Fleming county, but they are STILL left out of the watch.

Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to target the region through the weekend. That thought has not changed, and we will likely see additional flash flooding and general flooding. River flooding will continue to become a bigger and bigger problem in the coming days.

In addition to the flooding, the late Saturday into Saturday night setup continues to get my attention. Strong to severe storms may race across the state…

These storms will also be MAJOR rain producers…

This weekend has the potential to be nasty on many fronts, so please stay alert to the forecast in the coming days.

A similar looking system tries to follow that up by Wednesday of next week…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm, so tune in. Another update comes your way here on KWC later this evening.

Until then, let’s do some tracking…

Make it a good afternoon and take care.

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13 Responses to Thursday Afternoon Flood Update

  1. Frank from Georgetown says:

    Imagine how much snow we woulda got had it been cold enough!

  2. Ed says:

    NWS now updating Ohio River crests, Getting close to 1997 levels at Portsmouth .

  3. Tommy says:

    Appears the rain has finally shifted a little east.

  4. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Question…are all criteria not the same in one state as far as flood watches, etc? I mean, I know they vary from state to state but within the same state one would think it would be fairly uniform. Just askin’.

    • Oh Hail No! says:

      There is different criteria for flashflood watches and warnings for different counties because it takes different amounts to flood different places. That said, there should be more counties in those watches.

  5. Montanasky says:

    Anyone with any opinions on what March weather will be like? More warm weather or will it turn colder and possibly be snowy? Thanks in advance!!

  6. Virgil says:


  7. SnowRoller says:

    I’ll bet you that rain never makes it to central Kentucky, but if it does, it’ll just dry up like the last two days.

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