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Flash Flood Watch Central Kentucky through the weekend


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.A slow-moving upper-level low-pressure system combined with tropical moisture will result in widespread shower and thunderstorm activity today through the upcoming weekend. Steering currents in the atmosphere are expected to be rather weak and any thunderstorm will move very slowly and will be able to produce a lot of rainfall in a short period of time. Total rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches are expected across the region. However, localized amounts of 4-6 inches will be possible which will lead to flash flooding in some spots.


Including the cities of Lewisport, Hawesville, Hardinsburg,

Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown,

Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, Milton,

New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana,

Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris,

Carlisle, Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville,

Winchester, Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond,

Morgantown, Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville,

Liberty, Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin,

Providence, Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton,

Columbia, Jamestown, Burkesville, and Albany




The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a


* Flash Flood Watch for portions of east central Kentucky, north

central Kentucky, northwest Kentucky, and south central

Kentucky, including the following areas, in east central

Kentucky, Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin,

Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas,

Scott, and Woodford. In north-central Kentucky, Breckinridge,

Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson,

Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, and Washington. In northwest

Kentucky, Hancock, and Ohio. In south central Kentucky, Adair,

Allen, Barren, Butler, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson,

Grayson, Green, Hart, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Metcalfe,

Monroe, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, and Warren.


* Through Sunday evening


* Period of showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are

expected to move across the watch area today through Sunday night. Where storms move over the same area repeatedly, flash flooding is likely.

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