Flash flood threat midweek

High water possible with additional rain
Posted at 3:23 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 15:23:29-05

We’ve been blessed with a break from rainfall Tuesday as we sit between storms. A cold front has passed making for a cold and cloudy day, but the clouds overhead are not dropping precipitation. Temperatures have dipped into the upper 30s and low 40s on the cold side of the front. Harlan, has been running mild in the low 50s. Rain will returns midweek and will bring another threat for flooding.

Rain showers will bubble north as a warm front lifts into the region. Rain will be light and widespread at first as it covers the state by the early afternoon hours. Widespread rain will continue through the afternoon. As we approach the latter part of the day Wednesday, the low will center overhead bringing the most unstable air of the storm. This will allow thunderstorms to roll in. Storms will be strong at times and may produce damaging wind gusts in an isolated fashion. The bigger threat with the thunderstorms will be the bursts of heavy rainfall. An additional 1” to 2” will be possible between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. The heavy rain will likely lead to rapid water rises, especially in areas already experiencing flooding. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued and will be in effect from mid-Wednesday afternoon through 7:00 AM Thursday. The watch covers every county in Kentucky. Use caution and watch for high water. NEVER drive through a flooded roadway, no matter the size of your vehicle.