Major Flooding Possible This Week in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Wednesday, August 9th is Back-to-School Day in much of western Kentucky and southern Indiana. The National Weather Service says that first day back could be an incredibly wet one. Locally heavy rain is possible on Wednesday and some areas of the Tristate could get up to three inches total.
Here's what the NWS office in Paducah shared early Tuesday morning:
Multiple rounds of thunderstorms, some with very heavy rainfall, will produce 1 to 3 inches of rain Wednesday and Wednesday night, with localized higher amounts. Areas with higher amounts will be susceptible to flooding, especially in locations that recently experienced flooding.
And here's their graph showing various Tristate cities and just how much rain each could see tomorrow.
The truth is- we've had a lot of rain recently and we just don't need much more of it, especially the amounts that are forecast.
Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes says the rain will likely hit the Tristate in two separate waves.
As Ron mentioned, there is also the possibility of severe weather tomorrow. The National Weather Service has placed much of the Tristate under a Slight Risk. Here's a look at that forecast map.
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