Midnight Update: We will have lingering rain showers overnight and into Friday, yet the rain will be more scattered in nature. A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect for all of the viewing area through Friday, with an additional one to two inches of rain possible. The chance for rain looks to continue into the weekend, with more isolated rain activity for next week. At last check Somerset has had 3.74" in the past 48 hours. Rainfall (as of 11pm) in the past 24 hours so far: 1.70" Lexington, 1.96" Frankfort, 2.19" Danville, 1.87" Harrodsburg, 1.51" Richmond, 1.69" Winchester, 1.52" Carlisle, 1.27" Cynthiana, 1.36" Owenton, and 0.32" Jackson.
We have Areal Flood Warnings for counties along and west of I-75 in Central Kentucky through tonight, with Flash Flood Watches for the rest of the viewing area through Friday. We have the potential to pick up an additional inch to over two inches tonight through the weekend, as additional bands of rain will move through the region.
Tonight: We expect to have steady rain showers along and west of I-75, with the heaviest rain bands between I-75 and I-65, with scattered to isolated rain showers east of I-75. Overnight low temperatures will be around 67 degrees. One to two inches of additional rainfall is possible tonight.
Friday: Plenty of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue for Friday, with a high of 78 degrees. An additional quarter to half inch of rain is possible through Friday.
Weekend: Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible through the weekend, which will continue our threat for flooding issues. Saturday will remain mild, with a high of 79 degrees. Temperatures will be a little warmer for Sunday, with a high of 82 degrees.
Next Week: A warming trend will begin on Monday, with a high of 86 degrees. Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 80s for the rest of next week, along with isolated to widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.