Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Soggy Weather Pattern Continues, Lowland Flooding Possible




Wednesday PM Update: 

The moisture train is full steam ahead into the Local 6 area setting us up for several more rounds of rain and the potential for lowland flooding.
Showers and a few thunderstorms will overspread the region starting tonight and becoming more numerous by sunrise. 
The greatest concern with rain moving in is the already-saturated ground that is in place. 
Water will collect quickly in low lying areas and may also cover roads exposed in those same areas. The highest rainfall totals from Wednesday night through Friday morning are centered over Western Kentucky and NW Tennessee where 1-2" is possible. Flood prone areas should be alert to rising water Thursday. The graphic above is a look at rainfall projections through Friday morning. Additional rain is expected in smaller amounts on Friday and Saturday as a warm front lifts north of the Local 6 area. A cold front will slowly push our way this weekend bringing another round of heavy rain and thunderstorms Saturday night into Monday morning. The most important thing you can do to prepare is talk to your children about staying away from flooded areas. When the weather turns slightly warmer (like this weekend) kids can be enticed to play in water collection areas. 
If you experience any flooding issues or encounter roads covered in water, turn around, then send a report to the National Weather Service in Paducah and us here at Local 6 so we can alert others.

Paducah NWS on Twitter: @NWSPaducah or #pahspotter
WPSD Local 6 on Twitter: @WPSDWeather or #WPSDWx


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