Flood Potential Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson KY
527 AM EST Wed Feb 14 2018

...Several More Periods of Rainfall Possible Into Next Week...

We are monitoring the potential for several more rounds of
rainfall today through the middle of next week. With the ground
already very saturated from recent rainfall, and rivers and creeks
already running high, additional rainfall could lead to further
flooding concerns.

There remains some uncertainty with how much rainfall will occur
through the next week. However, confidence is increasing that
most of the area could see an inch or more of rainfall from today
through Friday evening. The rainfall will be split between two
systems, one that will impact eastern Kentucky today and tonight,
and another one associated with an incoming cold front on
Thursday night into Friday. Light rainfall will be possible during
the day Thursday as well.

It does appear the heaviest rainfall may occur with the frontal system
on Friday, with models coming into better agreement that the main
axis of heaviest precipitation will remain across northern
Kentucky. However, it is not out of the realm of possibility that
this heavier rain axis could still shift slightly farther
southward into portions of eastern Kentucky. Decent rainfall
amounts will still impact much of eastern Kentucky outside of this
heaviest axis as the front moves through on Friday.

At the very least, this additional rainfall may slow the rate at
which rivers are receding, especially for the previously hard hit
Cumberland and Kentucky River basins. However, some new flooding
potential cannot be ruled out for the upcoming week. Stay tuned
to NOAA all hazards weather radio and your local media for the
latest updates over the coming days. You can also visit our
website at www.weather.gov/jkl.

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KAS/JMW



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