Flood potential, before a winter weather hit

Flooding rains before winter snow this weekend
Posted at 4:01 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 16:01:50-05

Rain showers have been mostly south today, but a new wave is moving in. Light to moderate and widespread rain showers will continue through this evening with a round of thunderstorms expected tonight as well. Rain will get heavy, and a few rumbles of thunder will be heard, especially in the southern and southeastern counties overnight into tomorrow.

Due to an overly saturated ground, the additional heavy rain will likely lead to some flood issues. A FLOOD WATCH has been issued and will be in effect from 7:00 pm tonight until 7:00 am Thursday. This watch is primarily for southern counties, but you should watch for high water no matter where you live. Flooding may also be present past tomorrow morning.

Rain amounts through the remainder of the week will stretch from less than an inch for those in Northern Kentucky, to around 2” for most in the southeastern counties. Locally higher amounts will be possible, which will lead to a higher flood potential.

Rain continues in waves through the day Thursday, primarily for the southeastern counties as the cold front slides through. Air will finally drop to near freezing late Thursday evening and snow will begin to mix down just before midnight.

Snow showers will slowly take over Friday morning and continue through the day. The bulk of the snow comes through the morning on Friday and will turn to scattered showers late Friday into Saturday. Early snowfall total look to reside in the one-inch range with lesser amounts likely south of I-64, and up to an inch and a half towards the Ohio River. Roads will be slippery and will accumulate snow Friday and Saturday so be careful through that time. Take it slow if you absolutely must be out. We get a break from the action as we wrap up the weekend.