Rounds of rain continue

Flash flood threat through midweek
Posted at 2:52 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 20:30:28-04

Rain continues for the central and eastern counties this afternoon as the slow-moving low takes its time getting around us. Most rain is falling east of I-75 while areas to the west are seeing some breaks in the clouds. Rain is widespread and light to heavy. Temperatures are running cooler than yesterday by about 5-10 degrees.

Rain showers are on a north-northwest trajectory as the cutoff low slides west of us. This rain will continue, primarily for Central and Eastern Kentucky through the rest of tonight and most of the day tomorrow. Showers are widespread, and with the heat of the day a few lightning strikes are possible. Wednesday’s rain will come in waves rather than a continuous swath, which will help some with the flooding. There are several weather alerts in place due to the high water around the forecast area. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING, FLOOD ADVISORY, and A FLASH FLOOD WATCH all remain in effect. They will be expired or extended based on the flood threat present. No matter where you live, be on the lookout for high water. Remember to NEVER drive through a flooded roadway. Rain will begin to taper off (slowly) through the end of the week. Friday we are expecting rain, but it will be more of the isolated pop-up variety instead of the stratiform rain we are getting now. What this means is that the low is moving out, and the heat is moving in. Temperatures will warm from the mid-60s to the low 80s over Memorial Day weekend with rain taking a break.