The only weather alert in effect for Fayette County is a flash flood watch. This will remain in effect until 2am Friday morning.
There is a chance of one last storm system rolling through Fayette County late tonight or early tomorrow morning. While those may produce periods of heavy rain, wind and some lightning, they will likely not last more than an hour. Weather will begin clearing overnight with scattered showers in the morning. Thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon.
Currently, there are 600 KU customers without power. Five customers of Blue Grass Energy are without power.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Fayette County until 6pm.
Severe thunderstorms have been reported in the area and are expected to continue through the evening.
Please be aware of the dangers of thunderstorms, including lightning, flooding and wind-related accidents, including downed trees.
Posted 2:43pm/Thursday, May 31
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Lexington and Fayette County until early tomorrow morning (2am).
Localized amounts of rain – 2 to 4 inches – is possible due to repeated rounds of heavy thunderstorms.
Rapid rises on creeks and streams possible. Urban flooding possible due to poor drainage and high rain rates.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Posted 2:09pm/Thursday, May 31
The recent thunderstorms have produced periods of heavy rain, wind, lighting and hail. The storms that will pass through at approximately 7pm have this potential as well.
There are several outdoor events tonight in Fayette County. There are two high school graduation events at Rupp Arena, with several hundred people parking in outdoor lots.
Take precautions for heavy rain as you enter and leave the venues.