Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
FGUS73 KLMK 012013
FGUS73 KLMK 282009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
307 PM EST SUN MAR 01 2015 /207 PM CST SUN MAR 01 2015/
...SNOWMELT AND HEAVY RAINFALL COULD CAUSE FLOODING NEXT WEEK...
Light precipitation and warmer air continued to melt the snowpack
this afternoon over our area and keep soils saturated. The remaining
pack contains anywhere from about a half inch up to two inches of
liquid in a few locations. Temperatures will fall below freezing
tonight but will rise to similar values as today`s on Monday.
A new storm system will move into the region Monday night. At this
time, it appears that southern Indiana will see one to two inches of
rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, where Kentucky will collect about a
half inch more. Since soils will be saturated from snow melt, the
new rains could trigger flooding.
It appears that flooding on the major rivers would likely start
around midweek and continue into the weekend. This would affect the
Salt, Green, Licking, and Kentucky river basins. Minor flooding on
the Ohio River could occur as well. Residents in flood prone areas
should closely monitor water levels over the coming days and be
prepared for possible flooding by mid to late week.