Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Likely

Good Tuesday, folks. It’s another day of waves of torrential rain producing showers and thunderstorms across central and eastern Kentucky. This will keep the risk for flooding and flash flooding going as a slow-moving upper low spins right through the region.

Several areas have had flooding issues since Monday and today should bring additional issues. This is one heck of  a setup that can deliver another 1″-3″ of rain through tonight. After the Monday rains, many areas can’t hold anymore, but it could be some of the same areas getting hit again today.

Here’s a look at the updated Flash Flood Watch…

The latest warnings show up here…

You can clearly see the counterclockwise spin around our upper low…

Significant flooding continues to be possible in some areas, so be alert and be prepared to move to higher ground.

Additional showers and a few storms will linger through Wednesday and into Thursday. We will have to see if this will be enough to cause more flooding concerns, but that’s a possibility.

This system tries to pull away on Friday, but there is growing evidence of a system coming in behind it for the Memorial Day Weekend. The GFS is very enthusiastic on rounds of showers and storms again…

Is anyone else feeling a 2004 redux with the pattern going into Summer?

Have a great day and take care.

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9 Responses to Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Likely

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Not feeling 2004 yet. If memory serves, 2012 was wet in May then the faucet shut off for a long time.

  2. MarkLex says:

    We are already several inches above normal for the year – AGAIN!!
    I remember 2004 being a very stormy year starting in May…..that entire summer (if I recall correctly) it stormed every other day. One day that summer, there were 3 separate severe thunderstorms in Fayette at the same time. That’s the year our house was being built in McConnell’s Trace.. We moved into it Sept 2004.. After we moved it, it just kept raining and raining for the rest of the year. But after 2004, I feel like I remember the rains died off for a few years and we didn’t get nearly as much.

  3. Schroeder says:

    In 2004, I was still living in Indiana and the only highlight of that year was the unexpected beautiful White Christmas. Two feet of snow fell within 48 hours.

  4. Alison says:

    We’re already well over 4 inches in Menifee County. I’m so glad we live on the high ground!

  5. Shawon says:

    I do not remember being woke up in the middle of the night by heavy rain before, but it happened this morning.

    About 2.50″ of rain at my location so far today and of course it is still raining hard.

    • Schroeder says:

      Only 0.34 inches of rainfall fell over the last 48 hours in my county of Taylor. Somerset, just to my east recorded 4.26 inches of rain over the last 48 hours. The above rainfall totals from the Kentucky Mesonet.

      Just goes to show you a few miles makes a big difference in the totals, as does snowfall totals in the Winter.

  6. Mike says:

    This seems to be an incredibly narrow band of heavy rain – Letcher County – nearly .01 inches , Logan county, 0 inches – in between is Madison county with close to 4.5 inches…….

  7. Schroeder says:

    I just got done checking the water vapor loop and that upper level low pressure system is going nowhere. I have been watching the radar and the training rains in that narrow band just to my east are like a “set of wheels” that just won’t quite. A would call this a dangerous flood situation. Those that are affected take the necessary precautions.

  8. Virgil E says:

    I remember May 30th 2004 very well. Spent 10 hours in Estill County that day and drove over 150 miles storm chasing and never left the county. Saw several spinning wall clouds and no Tornadoes but were under 3-4 separate Warnings that day.

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