Flood threat through the weekend

Heavy rain, especially Sunday
Posted at 4:54 AM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 04:54:35-05

Rain showers continue this morning with the emphasis on southern Kentucky counties. Heavy rain in these areas have dropped over 2” of rain since midnight which may be causing flood conditions already. A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect through mid-morning for a line stretching from Monroe County to Perry County, touching several counties on either side.

Since late yesterday, rainfall has been moving in with the initial wave of activity. A warm/cold front combo has us locked in on widespread rain activity. Some areas in our Lakes and Southeast Counties have has over 2” of rain since midnight. Other locations have seen anywhere from a quarter of an inch to over one inch of rain. This initial batch will continue to bring scattered showers through the late morning for areas primarily south of I-64. A few light showers will bubble north through the afternoon and evening. Otherwise, Saturday afternoon and evening look relatively quiet, with even a little sun trying to build in. This will be short-lived as the second storm moves in tonight. Widespread and heavier rain will rise in from the south with the warm front. With the heating of the day we could get some fairly strong thunderstorms out of the mix late Saturday. Even without the thunderstorms, rain will be heavy at times. Sunday will feature a quick transition between the warm and cold front keeping rain somewhat constant through the day. Only small breaks with clouds can be expected. Thunderstorms are likely within the lines of rain. One more blast of widespread rain is expected overnight Sunday into Monday. Rain totals through the weekend look to run in the 2” to 4” range for most, with localized higher amounts between 5” and 6” possible. A FLOOD WATCH has been issued and will be in effect late tonight through Monday morning. Use caution while driving, especially in heavy rain squalls. Watch for high water through the day Sunday and into Monday morning. Remember to NEVER walk or drive through a flooded roadway.