Friday, June 19, 2015

Update: Impacts From Tropical Depression Bill

Friday AM Update

Heavy rain still appears to be our greatest concern as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill pass directly over the Local 6 area throughout the day today. A Flash Flood WATCH continues for Southern Illinois, SE Missouri, and the Ohio River counties in Western Kentucky through Saturday.
Here is a look at today's forecast concerning rainfall totals from the Weather/Hydrological Prediction Center.
In any given area, 2-4 inches of rain will be possible. Low-lying areas are most prone to flash flooding. Showers and storms will increase in coverage and intensity during the day on Friday.
 Keep preparedness and awareness in mind as heavy rain moves in. Locate areas of higher ground in the event you need to retreat there. Never drive across flooded roadways. Keep children from playing in flood waters. Water depth and swiftness is difficult to determine.
Below is the latest Flash Flooding Potential Briefing from the Paducah National Weather Service.

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