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Flood and wind threat Sunday

Flood Watch in effect
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Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 09:38:17-05

A powerful winter storm is crossing the Mississippi River today and with it will come a variety of weather conditions across the country. For us, it’s mainly rainfall with thunderstorms embedded. As of now, things are starting to ramp back up with the rainfall. A swath of light to moderate showers is moving east between I-65 and I-75 this morning.

More widespread activity is expected over the next several hours. Some showers will get heavy at times. This, along with persistent light to moderate showers, and flooding becomes a concern. Watch for high water as 1” to 3” of rainfall is still expected between the two north-south interstates and up to the Ohio River. A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for much of Central Kentucky and parts of Eastern Kentucky through tonight and into Monday morning. Remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway.

As the cold front passes, a line of strong thunderstorms will move out ahead of it. Heavier rain is likely along with lightning. Damaging wind gusts are also possible as the storms pass. Seek shelter if you hear thunder. After the storms pass rain will begin to taper off and we’ll be left with cloud coverage and cooler air eventually working in.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a "Marginal" risk of severe thunderstorms over the southern Kentucky counties. This means that if storms push severe limits it will be more isolated instead of widespread.

Stay with the StormTracker Weather team for more information regarding tonight's storms and flood potential. You can find the latest forecast HERE