Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
FGUS73 KLMK 101950
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
350 PM EDT WED AUG 10 2016 /250 PM CDT WED AUG 10 2016/
...HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...
The latest forecasts suggests that several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms will move across the region this weekend and into
early next week. The potential for heavy rainfall will be highest
across southern Indiana over the weekend with the threat shifting
southward into Kentucky early next week.
A gradient of heavy rainfall looks likely across the region with
this event. As much as 3 to 5 inches of rainfall be possible over
southern Indiana through the next seven days, while southern
parts of Kentucky may only see 2 to 3 inches. In portions of
southern Indiana...localized rainfall amounts of over 6 inches
will be possible.
Current hydrologic conditions across the region can be classified
as wet or saturated. While area lakes and reservoirs are at normal
summer pool levels, streamflow in areas creeks, streams and
rivers remain at high levels. Additional rainfall will likely
cause flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
At this time, forecast confidence is high that heavy rain will
fall, but the confidence remains low as to the exact location
where the heaviest rainfall will occur. We expect that confidence
will increase over the next few days as the event draws closer.
Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards radio and your local media for the
latest updates on this weather situation.