The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of central Kentucky from Friday evening at 7 pm through late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.
Widespread rains Friday night into Saturday morning followed by storms Saturday evening moving over wet ground may lead to local flooding.
Expect water issues in areas with poor drainage. Small streams may rise out of their banks, and larger streams that are already high or in flood may rise further. Flooding may occur quickly, especially in the expected storms Saturday evening.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take immediate action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Here are some things you can do today and tomorrow to make sure you’re ready for more rain and severe weather Friday night through Sunday morning.
- Make sure your car is ready for extreme rainy weather. Check your tires for proper inflation. Make sure they have enough tire tread to grip slick roads. If your windshield wipers are worn, get a new set. Most auto repair stores will install them for you at no additional charge.
- Walk around your home and make sure gutters and downspouts are clear from leaves and debris. Check downspouts and move them so water flows away from your home’s foundation.
- Take a walk in your neighborhood and make sure storm drains are free from debris. If a creek, stream or large drain is clogged, report it to LEXCALL at (859) 425-2255 so a crew can come out and clean it before the rain starts again.