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Weather update: Flood Watch remains in effect

At 3:40amCT on Saturday, January 1, 2022, the National Weather Service Louisville KY issued a flood watch for all of central Kentucky and southern Indiana, including the counties of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor.

The Flood Watch continues through this evening, when a cold front is expected to push the rain out of the area.

Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. Additional rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts are expected. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for:
  • West central Russell County in south central Kentucky...
  • Central Metcalfe County in south central Kentucky...
  • Adair County in south central Kentucky...
This Severe Thunderstorm Warning will remain in effect until 5:45amCT. At 5:13amCT, radar indicated a severe thunderstorm was located near Edmonton, moving east at 45 mph, and producing quarter-size hail. Damage to vehicles is expected.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 7amCT for south central and central Kentucky. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

This story was posted on 2022-01-01 06:26:23
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