Flash Flood Watch Issued for Entire Area
Prolonged period of heavy rain expected
The month of October has already been the wettest on record but shattering the record will be a possibility by week's end as more heavy rain moves in starting Thursday evening. Heavy rain will be possible Thursday evening through the day on Friday along with embedded thunderstorms leading to an additional 3-5 inches of rain across the area.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area that will begin on Thursday and run through Friday Night. Here is statement they have released:
LATEST FORECAST GUIDANCE INDICATES THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN BEFORE THE
The Weather Authority will be providing updates on Local 6, on our webchannel, the 24/7 Weather Channel, and for our Facebook fans online and this event unfolds.
Please remember flash flooding safety. Avoid flooded roadways. Since recent rainfall has saturated the ground, roads will more dangerous and susceptible to being washed out near local creeks. Turn around, don't drown. It only takes 6 inches of moving water to lift a vehicle. Please keep children from playing in flood waters, especially near drainage ditches. Those waters can be fast flowing and deeper than expected.