More Rain Today, and the Flood Risk is High

**Flash Flood Watch: This Afternoon – Thursday Morning**

Our next weather system moves in today, and it’ll bring a likely chance for moderate to heavy rain across KY by this afternoon/evening.  Each day this week, most of the state has had measurable rainfall with many areas having a saturated ground.  Today’s rain event could drop an additional 1″ – 2″…which will elevate the flood risk.  Many rivers/creeks/streams are already at the top of their banks or in Minor flood stage; so, today’s rain makes Flash Flooding a high risk. Plus, run-off will keep a risk for flooding through Friday.   

Remember to never drive over a flooded road, and have ways of being alerted in case a flood warning is issued. Have a plan in terms of where you will seek higher ground if necessary.  The heavy rain moves overnight, but lighter scattered showers are possible through Thursday morning.  Areas north of I-64 may have a few snow flakes falling before the moisture complete cuts off Thursday, but no accumulations are expected. 

As that system moves out, the next big story will be the CHILL that’s on the way.  Today, highs will hover around 40 degrees…similar for Thursday.  By Friday, MUCH COLDER AIR settles on a Northwest wind…leading to temps falling into the TEENS!  So, Valentine’s Day will have a FRIGID start, and highs will barely reach the freezing mark.  Thankfully, there will be some sunshine! 

Friday night into Saturday morning, more teens are expected but a rebound to near 50° by the afternoon.  Sunday, there could be an evening spotty shower with highs in the low 50s.