Severe Weather Expected This Evening...Flood Potential Continues

Areal flooding will continue across parts of central Kentucky and south central Indiana this evening and overnight, in addition to existing river flooding.  More thunderstorms will occur this evening, which could result in flash flooding across our area. A flash flood watch remains in effect for this evening. In general, an additional one-half inch to two inches of rain is expected (with isolated higher amounts possible), with the greatest amounts were the strongest storms dump copious rainfall. The graphic below from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in Washington, DC shows that the heaviest additional rain late this evening (after dark) will occur over the eastern half of Kentucky, although this does not account for rain which will occur through early evening in south central Indiana and central Kentucky. 

In addition to heavy rainfall, a Severe Weather Outbreak is still expected over much of central Kentucky and south central Indiana this evening along and ahead of a strong area of low pressure. Severe thunderstorms are possible along and west of Interstate 65 through early evening with rain and scattered thunderstorms farther east. Severe storms are then possible later this evening over east central Kentucky and the Bluegrass area as the whole system moves east. Thunderstorms could form into supercells and bow echoes with the main threats being tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail. The graphic below from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK shows our area within a Moderate risk of severe weather this evening. 

Definitely keep an eye on the weather this evening, either on our One Stop Weather Page or by listening to NOAA Weather Radio.

 



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