Feb 21, 18, 02:54 AM #1
Flood Watch through Sunday(UPDATED 2/24/18)...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGH THE COMING WEEKEND IN SOUTHERN
INDIANA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
.A slow moving frontal boundary will move through the region on
Wednesday and then stall out across the area for the remainder of
the week. Multiple weather disturbances will move northeastward
along the boundary and bring repeated bouts of moderate to heavy
rainfall to the region. 3 to 6 inches of rainfall is expected
across the watch area through Sunday morning. This watch may be
expanded in area in later forecasts as precipitation forecasts
become more clear.
Map from NWS-Louisville office
From the NWS-Paducah office
...Heavy rainfall expected through the end of the week across
southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and west
.Multiple weather disturbances are forecast to move across the
area the rest of the week and bring repeated bouts of rain,
moderate to heavy at times. An event total of 4 to 7 inches of
rainfall is likely across the Watch area through late Saturday
night. The region can handle the initial rains from last night and
through the day today. As another wave of rain moves across the
area tonight, there could be isolated water problems, but likely
a limited overall impact, if there are any issues at all. There
is a greater concern for areal flooding Thursday night through
Saturday night after the ground across the region is more
thoroughly saturated, and heavier rainfall rates are achieved.
Excessive rainfall from 7 am EST today until 7 am Thursday
For the same time period Thursday to Friday
Feb 22, 18, 02:17 AM #2
Update...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
* Through Sunday morning
* Several rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected
across the watch area Thursday morning. Additional rounds of
showers and thunderstorms are expected late Thursday through
late Saturday night. 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is expected
through Sunday morning which result in excessive runoff and
* This rainfall combined with already saturated soils will lead
to excessive runoff which will cause already swollen rivers to
rise more. Significant and continued rises on the Ohio,
Rolling Fork, Kentucky, and Green rivers, as well as other
area streams, are expected throughout the week and into the
weekend. In southern Indiana, the Blue River and Muscatatuck
River may see significant rises later this week.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible warnings. Those
living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take
action should flooding develop or worsen.
Excessive Rainfall Outlook for Thursday
For Friday through Saturday
Saturday into Sunday
Feb 22, 18, 02:24 PM #3Nelson Co. Schools were on a 2-hour delay today because of flooding in the low-lying areas of the county.
Feb 22, 18, 02:27 PM #4Ohio River has already overtaken River Road in downtown Louisville. It's forecast to come up seven more feet before Monday, which will be the highest crest since 1997. Many more road closures to come in The Ville.
Feb 22, 18, 06:03 PM #5This is what the GFS is showing for rainfall totals through next Thursday evening.
Last edited by nWo; Feb 22, 18 at 06:45 PM.
Feb 22, 18, 06:25 PM #6Is that including what we've already had, or additional?
Feb 22, 18, 06:42 PM #7
Feb 24, 18, 05:55 AM #8
The chance for flash flooding is now high along and adjacent to the Ohio River. Also for most of WKY.
Feb 24, 18, 10:55 PM #9Pouring buckets in Nelson Co. right now. I'm guessing that after this last wave, the New Haven-Boston exit off the parkway is probably under water.
Feb 25, 18, 04:13 AM #10Looks like we'll have a couple of days to dry out before the rain returns by midweek. For now doesn't look anything severe.
Feb 25, 18, 06:37 AM #11The rain was nuts last night in Louisville. They issued a Flash Flood emergency for a while it was so bad. Over 50 water rescues reported here last night.
Feb 25, 18, 07:13 AM #12
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Feb 25, 18, 10:10 AM #13Latest forecast has the Ohio cresting in Louisville a foot higher than before last nights rain.