Flash Flood Watch in effect Tuesday through Wednesday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Watches for all of central and eastern Kentucky from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Heavy tropical rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida will be moving into the region starting on Tuesday and lasting through the first half of the day on Wednesday. Two to four inches of rain in the forecast, with locally higher amounts possible.
Low-lying, flood prone areas are of greatest concern for flash flooding. If you live in these areas, have a plan to move to higher ground if flash flooding does occur. When flash flooding occurs remember “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when you approach high water on roadways. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles when people try to drive through flooded roadways.
Make sure you have multiple ways to receive emergency alerts. Wireless EAS on your phone, a NOAA weather radio, the ABC App are examples of how you can receive the alerts.
The ABC 36 Storm Team will continue to track this system as it moves into Kentucky. Click HERE to join our ABC 36 Weather Watcher Facebook Group