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More rain headed to central and eastern Kentucky on the heels of massive flooding


A cold front to the north is bringing with it an increased chance of flash flooding in central and eastern Kentucky. A flash flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Jackson is predicting between a tenth and a quarter inch of rainfall in most areas. Dustin Jordan is Science and Operations Officer at the Jackson NWS. Jordan said some storms could produce locally heavy rainfall.

“Two to three inches wouldn't be out of the question in some of these storms. Particularly as we start to increase moisture tomorrow and the front pushes southeast. Now, that will be pretty isolated. But the potential is still there for getting you know, one to three inches of rainfall really quick out of some of these storms,” said Jordan.

Jordan said the biggest issue is higher than the normal soil moisture.

“Due to all those heavy rainfall that we had a couple of weeks ago. And so that will lead to at least the potential for more flash flooding, particularly those areas that see repeated rounds of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms,” said Jordan.

The meteorologist said the forecast is looking dry and cooler Friday into Saturday. However, Jordan said we could see afternoon rain and storms again early next week.

Samantha was a reporter and All Things Considered Host from 2019 to 2023. Sam is also a graduate of Morehead State University and worked for MSU's Public Radio Station.
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