Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to what’s a called a tropical depression, but the system will still pack a punch to the Bluegrass later today.
The overall system has slowed down significantly, so the rain will start in Fayette County in the early afternoon. Forecasts still call for 2 to 3 inches of rain between the start of the rainfall and early Saturday morning. Once the system has moved through, skies will clear and the rest of the weekend through next Tuesday should be clear with mild temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s.
Keep in mind that between 2pm and midnight, rainfall will be significant with periods of heavy rain likely.
- Rain covered highways are slick and stopping distances increase. Slow down when driving and leave extra space between your car and the car in front of you.
- If its raining, turn your headlights on for safety. Use your windshield wipers.
- Don’t drive through standing water on roadways. Remember: Turn Around – Don’t Drown! It doesn’t take much standing water to stall out a car or truck engine. Dont’ become a rescue assignment for police and fire departments.
- Don’t let children play in flooded streets, creeks or drainage areas. As little as 6 inches of flowing water can knock a person off their feet and into danger.
- Remember that floodwater is likely contaminated with waste products, chemicals and debris. Stay away from floodwaters and remember to clean and disinfect belongings that may have come in contact with it.