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Flood Threat With Storms Tuesday

Posted at 5:22 AM, Jun 26, 2018

We’re tracking a mostly calm morning with cloudy skies and mild temperatures. A few showers are starting to blossom, but don’t have much instability to work with just yet. Better chances for rain and thunderstorms will come through the late morning and afternoon. Visibility is down due to the saturated air mass in place.

Storms will litter the forecast again today, but in a more scattered fashion. We’re not expecting the widespread rain of yesterday, but we will be dealing with heavy downpours regardless. This will pose a flash flood threat through the afternoon and evening. The storms yesterday dropped 2” to 4” of rain across Kentucky, and the ones today could add another 1” to 2” to the wet soil. High runoff rates will lead to rapid water rises and likely flooding in low-lying areas. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect from 11am to 11pm today. Remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway. Other threats include strong wind gusts with the thunderstorms as well. Storms continue tomorrow, before we hot high pressure and another heat wave for the end of the work week and weekend.