Winter isn’t done with us yet, but tonight will give us a foretaste of spring severe weather. The current National Weather Service forecast has Lexington under a flash flood watch and a wind advisory until 1:00 a.m. as a fast-moving line of storms sweeps through the area from the southwest.
Predictions call for 1 to 2 inches of rain on ground that’s already saturated from last week’s snow and rain. Remember that a watch means a condition may occur but isn’t occurring right now – so flash flooding is a possibility tonight. Be careful if you live or travel in low-lying areas or areas with poor drainage.
The wind prediction is for sustained 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts up to 45 mph, with the strongest winds coming this afternoon and evening. Recent ice may have damaged trees, so be alert for broken limbs falling to the ground – or onto power lines. If you have unsecured objects (e.g., flowerpots, trash cans, toys, patio furniture) outside your house, bring them indoors to keep the wind from taking them away.