Flash Flood Watch:
Issued at: 10:54 am EDT on May 2, 2016, expires at: 11:00 AM EDT on May 03, 2016
- ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
- portions of east central Kentucky...northeast Kentucky...south central Kentucky and southeast Kentucky...including the following areas...in east central Kentucky...Elliott. In northeast Kentucky...Johnson and Martin. In south central Kentucky...Laurel...McCreary and Whitley. In southeast Kentucky...Bell...Breathitt...Clay...Floyd...Harlan...Knott... Knox...Lee...Leslie...Letcher...Magoffin...Morgan...Owsley... Perry...Pike and Wolfe.
- Through Tuesday morning
- another round of showers and thunderstorms with the potential to produce excessive rainfall is expected across eastern Kentucky this afternoon through the evening. Some rainfall could linger in southeast Kentucky into Tuesday morning. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely...with locally higher amounts. With the ground already very saturated and creeks and streams running high...this additional rainfall could quickly lead to more flash flooding.
- Roads could become blocked or washed out by flash flooding. If you encounter a flooded Road...be sure to turn around...don't drown. Houses and businesses in the vicinity of creeks... streams...and rivers could also be affected by flooding. Continue to monitor forecasts and any warnings today as conditions could deteriorate very quickly. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. Shallenberger
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