A persistent band of moderate to heavy rainfall overnight has produced 1-2 inches of rain across portions of south-central and eastern Kentucky. Localized totals around 2.50 inches of rain over the past 24 hours have occurred in the Lake Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake areas.
Additional heavy rainfall is expected tonight through Sunday night. A Flood Watch remains in effect for most of the region. A band of heavy rain and scattered storms will lift from south to north tonight, and the heaviest rain is expected to stall over southern Indiana and north-central Kentucky Sunday morning. Showers and storms will then spread southeast across central Kentucky through the day on Sunday. Some thunderstorms on Sunday could be strong with a threat for damaging winds, but confidence in severe weather is low at this time. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts.
Flooding remains the primary concern through the rest of the weekend. Torrential rainfall from storms could result in localized flash flooding on Sunday. Minor river flooding is likely to develop by Monday and Tuesday as runoff makes its way into area streams and river systems.
Total rainfall in the Lexington area is expected to be between 2 and 4 inches. Some flooding of low lying roads and other areas is possible.