Update On The Flood Potential

Good Sunday afternoon. Our slow moving cold front continues to work across the bluegrass state. Heavy rain continues along this boundary and will continue into the evening hours. The Flood Watch for western Kentucky has now been pushed farther eastward to include parts of central Kentucky.

Lexington and Frankfort are now in the watch. Here’s a look…

Keep an eye on creeks and streams and be ready to move to higher ground if necessary. Many counties across western Kentucky remain under a Flash Flood Warning.

Your tracking toys:

Temps continue to crash behind the front with readings nearing the freezing mark in the far west. That’s an area that will get in on a wintry mix later this afternoon.

The rest of the outlook remains on track… but we have to get through the flood threat and temp plunge, first.

Have a great afternoon and take care.


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28 Responses to Update On The Flood Potential

  1. Coffeady says:

    Thank, Chris. Still rainy and now 61 at my house in Somerset. Radar looks like heavy rain is heading our way. That along with a nasty virus makes for a good day to stay inside. Looking forward to the next update!

  2. Cosmokramer says:

    The rain is a pain…the snow is a no-go….wish you could make the weather too Chris.

  3. BubbaG says:

    Back in the olden days we used to get the floods AFTER big snow melts in the spring. Will be very interesting to see what the actual snow results are for this winter. If you get a Men in Black pen to zap trend memory, it might look good.

    Will moisture and cold air finally get along fr southern feds, or will they remain solo players with brief 10% interludes? Seems north fed clippers would need some frozen lakes and snow pack in the north to have a chance above 2″ of accumulation around here.

  4. weather blog troll says:

    Thanks, Chris. Like pouring from a boot!
    What a colorful radar, huh?

  5. Mike S says:

    Since midnight
    Valley Station (at my house) 2.40″
    Valley Station (Water Quality Treatment Center gauge) 2.63″

    Storm totals since Thursday
    Crittenden County near Marion now over 6″
    McLean County near Calhoun almost 5″
    Fulton County near Hickman just under 6″

  6. snow princess says:

    Are we going to see any accumulating snow from this? Would love y’alls thoughts, for “fun” of course….Thanks.

  7. KRinRichmond says:

    Why does there seem to be dry wedges embedded in this thing?? What happened to the cold ans snow for early week??

    • Ben C says:

      Great question? Did you not get the memo? That has now been moved back to next week. Then once we get there,it will be next week again! And again until spring.

  8. Mark says:

    Very heavy rain, rumbles of thunder in Nashville TN area. Just as well I’m stuck inside, juiced up with Robitussin (ran out of Nyquil).

    Via the SPC website, WFO Paducah reports a tornado touched down yesterday at Hampton KY/Livingston County. Among other things, destroyed the auditorium of a church (former elementary school). Thankfully no reports of injuries.

    LATE REPORT. EF-2 TORNADO. BEGAN ON SW SIDE OF TOWN AND TRAVELED NE ALONG HWY 838 ENDING 1.5 MILES NE OF TOWN. PK WND 120 MPH. PATH LENGTH 1.75 MILES. PATH WIDTH 175 YA (PAH)

    Also, PAH radar at WFO Paducah has returned to service as a dual-pol radar. Ft Campbell/Hopkinsville radar is next for dual-pol upgrade weather permitting, followed later by the radar near Evansville/Owensville Indiana.

  9. Mark says:

    Current temps of places rather close to each other:

    Nashville TN 62
    Clarksville TN 39
    Paducah KY 33

  10. KP says:

    I got up at 6:30 to get the dogs out to beat the rain and I swear the radar looks like nothing has moved east of me. (Bourbon County) Why do these rain events move so-o-o-o slowly and the snow just flies out of here at warp speed?
    Our horses are running, kicking, bucking, sliding, slipping, and making the usual huge holes.
    I truly hate winter rain!!!

  11. james says:

    Sigh :( What a waste of good precipitation in the middle
    of Jan.

  12. Bengalfan says:

    Winter blast,,,,,this makes me laugh. Kyt next sat says warming up42?????? Oh we’ll, keep dreaming bout next week. He gone

  13. Todd says:

    We are running out of time for a good winter event, sun angle will start rising in the sky next week as we head toward February, and after about mid February snow chances are few and far between, I know it snowed last march, and also melted the same day :(

    • BubbaG says:

      That was my point in a previous post. We are looking at next week or later for the arctic air to move in. I remember a similar flow of timing last year until we ran into spring. To compound concern, each week snow chances beyond a small or mix event keeps pushing out to “next week”.

      No need for any met to get defensive since the models are the culprit. Then again, the average weight of the models never have really have out-looked much snow. That is unless you cherry pick the models that show the best snow outlook and weigh them the highest.

      The only thing is at some point, all that energy has to make its way down south. Last year part of that pent up energy release was mega storms and tornadoes.

  14. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Clipper system or bust! We only get a few chances here in Ky as far as snow. That is why the past xmas system storm was a devastating heart breaker.

  15. Ben C says:

    Just saw 2 ducks on top of my neighbors roof holding a sign blaming FEMA.

  16. Tonya Harris says:

    We would all do well to keep an eye out for severe thunderstorms this evening. The line of storms moving through Tennessee right now produced tornado warnings in Wilson and Rutherford Counties–and that stuff will be moving into Kentucky in a little while. Hopefully, since it will be dark soon, it will weaken before it gets to us.

  17. Mark says:

    Current temps:

    Middlesboro KY 64
    Phoenix AZ 47
    Las Vegas NV 37

  18. Kelly in Louisville says:

    It was 60 degrees at my house in Louisville at 2 this afternoon. Current temperature is down to 41 degrees with RAIN. I’ve had 2.78 inches since 2 this morning. Can we go for 3? Doubtful as the rain shield is close to pushing east of us. The good news for my muddy backyard and bored dogs…the local forecast has no chance of precipitation for the next 10 days with lots of sunshine and temps in the upper 30′s tomorrow and warming into the 50′s by mid week.

    • KP says:

      As a dog mom, dry weather in winter is always okay by me. However, I really wish we’d go ahead and get that “big” snow so everybody would be happy. :)

  19. Tom N Lincoln says:

    Right on que. Soon as the cold air gets here the moisture high tails it outta Dodge.

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