Flooding Woes Continue

Good Wednesday, everyone. Major flooding issues continue across parts of central and eastern Kentucky, especially along some of our rivers. Additional showers and a few storms are possible today, but this shouldn’t be as heavy as the past few days. Still, it won’t take much more to cause some issues.

Several areas have picked up more than 6″ of rain since Monday and that’s leading to continuing flooding issues. Here are the current warnings…


The Licking River is expected to reach the second highest levels on record in Cynthiana and Falmouth…



Those numbers are second only to the March 1997 flood that devastated both cities.

Here are a couple other waterways likely to experiencing significant flood issues…



As mentioned, additional rounds of showers and a few storms may spin back into the region from the southeast and east. This happens as our upper low starts to move farther to the southeast…

Scattered showers and storms will be back with us on Thursday, but it doesn’t look nearly as concentrated.

As this system finally moves away on Friday, very warm and muggy air sweeps in here for the long Memorial Day weekend. Temps surge deep into the 80s and could tickle 90 in the west by Memorial Day.

With this warm and muggy air will come a few more rounds of thunderstorms…

A few strong storms will be possible during this time. Could we see a few more flash flood issues? That’s certainly possible and something to watch for.

Have a great day and take care.

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4 Responses to Flooding Woes Continue

  1. Schroeder says:

    WOW ! That was some rain event. I followed that upper level low since it started in the state of Iowa and this morning it’s just to our south and still causing heavy rains in eastern Kentucky and into West Virginia. In my area of central Kentucky we only received 0.40 inches as we were in the “doughnut hole.” This morning we have heavy cloud cover and a few scattered showers around and a temperature in the upper 50’s.

    It is forecast in my area over the Memorial Day weekend to be overcast with a daily chance of showers with temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s. I just hope there will be periods of Sunshine.

    For the last three growing seasons we have been in this neutral phase of ENSO and is expected to be with us through this Summer. Time for a change Mother Nature.

  2. Shawon says:

    The Licking River at Falmouth was at one point forecasted to crest at 43 feet which would have been the 3rd highest crest on record behind 51.8 feet in 1997 and 47.1 feet in 1964.

    Fortunately now the forecast crest is below 35 feet which is still a Minor flood but the impact to the city of Falmouth is far less.

    I saw pictures on Facebook of the flooding in Cynthiana and that looked to be more significant.

  3. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    I feel bad for all the people who are dealing with the flooding issues.
    Here in Louisville the weather has been great.
    The temps have been perfect.
    I wish all the state could enjoy this climate.
    This will probably be the last time my windows will be open until October.

  4. Illinois Mike says:

    Weather history has been made in the Chicago area… this is now the wettest May ever here, with 8.50 inches of rain having fallen at O’Hare Airport, and it took just 19 days to do it! That broke the previous record of 8.25 inches set just last May, which had broken the previous record of 8.21 inches set in May 2018. So, we have had back-to-back-to-back Mays in which the monthly daily rainfall record has been broken… wow, pretty crazy!

    At the NWS forecast office in the SW suburbs, 6.17 inches of rain has fallen this month.

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