Historic rains finally slow down

Good Sunday, everyone. Our prolonged period of heavy rain and flooding is finally wrapping up. While things look to dry out for a few days, I’m already looking ahead to another big rain and storm maker for the middle of the new week.

Saturday’s weather turned deadly across Kentucky. Several tornadoes touched down in the west, leaving at least 2 people dead. Flooding also turned deadly in Simpson County. Things look much calmer out there today, but some leftover flood issues are still occurring in a few spots.

Here are the active flood warnings across our region:

Here’s regional radar to track the remaining rain out of Kentucky:

Flooding continues to be a serious issue on many of our larger creeks and rivers. Stoner Creek in Paris will inch just above flood stage, as well as Elkhorn Creek near Peaks Mill in Franklin County.

The Ohio River continues to be in flood, with a top 10 crest expected in Louisville. Here are the latest forecasts for different points along the Ohio:


Ohio River at Ashland

Ohio River at Lloyd Greenup Lock

Ohio River at Cincinnati

Ohio River at McAlpine Upper

Ohio River at Owensboro

Ohio River at Golconda

Monday and Tuesday continue to look dry, but that changes in a hurry by Tuesday night. Showers and thunderstorms return ahead of another potent storm system. Rounds of heavy rain and strong storms may take us through Wednesday and Thursday:

That looks to bring another flood and flash flood threat to much of Kentucky.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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