The Flash Flood Watch has been extended until 8am on Wednesday, May 20. Showers with heavy rainfall will be possible through the overnight period. Additional rainfall amounts of up to an inch will be possible. This rainfall falling on saturated grounds may lead to additional flash flooding in the watch area.
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Lexington and most of the surrounding area until 5:15pm today.
At 1109 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. 3 to 5 inches has fallen in the past 24 hours and it continues to rain in the moderate to occasionally heavy range. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas.
Some locations that will experience flooding include…Lexington, Richmond, Georgetown, Winchester, Paris, Cynthiana, Carlisle, Cadentown, Bryan Station and Chevy Chase.
Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
The Flash Flood Watch continues for Lexington and surrounding areas until 8 PM EDT this evening
Showers and a few thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will be possible through this evening. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible with isolated higher amounts. This heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding and in flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas. The rainfall will also lead to rises on area creeks and streams.
8:00am, Tuesday, May 19
The National Weather Service has issued this hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central Indiana and Central Kentucky.
Additional rounds of showers are expected through tonight. Heavy rainfall will be possible with these showers and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the eastern portions of the outlook area.
The Flash Flood Watch continues for most of central Kentucky, including Lexington, through this evening
Showers and a few thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will be possible through this evening. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible with isolated higher amounts. This heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding.
This rainfall may result in flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas. The rainfall will also lead to rises on area creeks and streams.
From 2009 to 2018 an average of 95 people died annually in flooding, and two-thirds of those deaths were in vehicles. Do not drive into floodwaters!
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
A Flood Advisory is also in effect until 1pm. Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain which will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to 1 to 2 inches of rain have fallen since Midnight. Additional rainfall of 0.50 to 1.00 inches is expected over the area through the morning. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
Do NOT drive through flood waters. As little as six inches of water can cause a vehicle to lose power. As little as 12 inches of flowing water can push a car into a creek, stream or river. Turn Around-Don’t Drown.