Flooding Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Flooding is a big issue for much of Kentucky as heavy rain continues to fall. The focus of the afternoon and evening flood threat is across the eastern half of the state as rounds of heavy rain move in from the southwest. After that, it’s all eyes on more flooding and possible severe weather this weekend.

Numerous counties are currently under Flood Warnings. Here’s a look…

Here’s regional radar to track the rain train from southwest to northeast…

The rain will slow down tonight, leaving us with a better looking Thursday. Don’t get used to that because the drops return Thursday night into Friday. This action is ahead of a potent storm system working from the plains into the Great Lakes this weekend. That will have a blizzard raging to the west of it and a potential severe weather outbreak ahead of it.

Watch this powerhouse storm…

This will bring rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms to Kentucky and will likely cause significant flood issues to develop. This also puts the state in the line of fire for severe thunderstorms Saturday into Saturday night. The Storm Prediction Center has our region in the severe weather risk area…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4 then on KWC later this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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11 Responses to Flooding Update

  1. Debbie says:

    LOL! 😀 The “Blizzard” I mentioned a few posts ago that I’d be happy with rages on….this snow-bunny needs to move. (So THEN, I could look forward to drought conditions of a magnitude almost unheard of…..)

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. You know if we get much more it might be tough to get to Burnside Island state park. Causway didn’t have much further for the water to rise to get close. There have been some rock slides on Hwy 27 at Sloan’s Valley this morning as well. So it’s really not a good day to be out. Please stay aware of your weather and water conditions. Now we have thunder as well. Gonna be an interesting afternoon.

  3. Jared from Letcher County says:

    The entire eastern part of the state is now under some sort of flood warning/advisory.

  4. Mike S says:

    The second part of round one of two is moving in.
    1.67″ so far at my place in Valley Station.

  5. Jared from Letcher County says:

    Yet again we have thunder and lightning with heavy rain coming down.

  6. Crystal In Pikeville says:

    Chris make it stop already lol!! Will definitely stays tuned in more than normal as we are still having heavy rain on in PIkeville! Hopefully we will get a break soon from all this! Big Sandy is out of its banks.Hoping we all dry out soon!!

  7. Forget-me-not says:

    Heavy rain and hearing about mudslides and creeks way out of their banks in Perry Co. I’ve heard thunder several times as well.

    I’m a snow lover and seriously wondering if maybe I need to move. I can’t handle this rainy, muddy, nasty weather. KY wx last few years: summer, hot, humid, and rainy; fall, warm and rainy; winter cool and rainy; spring, warmer and rainy. A couple of weeks of dry warm sun or dry cold scattered throughout the year. Humid subtropical for sure. Not my thing. Feels like we live in a rain forest.

    Here’s hoping folks stay safe from flooded roadways and ground slides. It’s bad out there.

  8. Terry says:

    Well, my event total more than doubled since my .90 this morning. Second wave is now through Harlan and I have 2.26 in total since about 8PM yesterday. Now, there is a little more convection to my west. I may top 10 inches monthly before final event end or will be close tonight!!!

    Month-to-date is 9.60!

  9. Bjenks says:

    Sitting at 8.3 inches of snow for the season here in Louisville. I bet we double it before all said and done.

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