Flood Threats Remains This Weekend

Posted at 8:00 AM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 04:16:23-04

Things will not improve much, thanks to a cut-off low hanging around the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys this weekend. Periods of light to heavy rain, with mixed in thunderstorms are expected both days and each wave will bring in the chance for high water. As of now, we’re still dealing with a slow-moving band of showers, with pockets of heavy rain mixed in. Otherwise, it’s cloudy and a bit breezy.

Some areas in Central Kentucky have received 4 inches of rain in the last two days. This is significant, especially considering that we average a little above 4 inches of rain for the entire month of June. Regardless, we are on track to receive another inch to inch and a half through the beginning of the work week. Thanks to this, high water will be a factor and a threat for the coming days.  A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is already in effect and will be through at least Sunday PM. Heavy rain showers will periodically move over locations that have received above average rainfall, leading to flood or flash flood conditions. Timing for Saturday’s rain looks to be the early morning wave in effect as of now, but a secondary band moving in later this evening with thunderstorms embedded. Sunday looks to bring in a good chance most of the day with scattered waves of heavy showers and thundershowers. Use caution and remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway. Water is already running high and all it will take is a brief, but heavy downpour to bring water to dangerous levels. Bottom line, if you don’t need to be outside this weekend, don’t be.