Heavy Rains Prompt Flood Alerts

A flood watch has been posted for the Louisville area, as heavy rain is expected to continue through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service says local rainfall amounts could exceed two inches, with higher amounts to the north, where flood warnings are in effect for about a dozen counties in southern and central Indiana. Motorists… Continue reading Heavy Rains Prompt Flood Alerts

Flooding Possible Amid More Rain

The National Weather Service in Louisville says additional rain predicted for this week could cause additional flooding. Erin Rau with the National Weather Service says up to two inches of rain could fall today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) and that could exacerbate conditions in flood-prone areas that are not near the Ohio River. “We… Continue reading Flooding Possible Amid More Rain

Derby Festival Counting on Good Weather, Crowds This Weekend

Officials with the Kentucky Derby Festival say clear skies Firday and Saturday should help make up for several says of rain and floods. High waters have already forced relocations for several festival events. Spokesperson Mark Shallcross says fortunately, the Ohio River is receding now, as the busiest week of the festival begins. “The weather’s not… Continue reading Derby Festival Counting on Good Weather, Crowds This Weekend

River Likely to Top 33 Feet Friday

Heavy rain tomorrow is expected to exacerbate flooding in Louisville, but the full effects won’t be seen until later in the week. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan says rain will fall off and on tonight  and pickup tomorrow shortly after sunrise. It will continue throughout the day, bringing enough water to raise the Ohio… Continue reading River Likely to Top 33 Feet Friday

Some Parts of Kentucky See Near-Record Rains for May

by Stephanie Crosby Heavy rains over Derby weekend prompted flooding in many parts of the state, and could lead to the wettest May on record in some parts of Kentucky. Tom Reaugh with the National Weather Service says areas like Bowling Green and Frankfort have already reached their second-highest rainfall for the month. “Right now,… Continue reading Some Parts of Kentucky See Near-Record Rains for May

Flooding Puts Army Corps of Engineers on Alert

The Louisville district of the US Army Corps of Engineers is keeping an eye on recent flooding. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisville district covers Indiana, Kentucky and parts of Ohio and Illinois. As of Tuesday afternoon, no states or communities had requested major assistance. Spokesperson Ron Elliott says that… Continue reading Flooding Puts Army Corps of Engineers on Alert

Unusually High Rainfall Totals Could Prevent Drought

For the month of June, the Louisville-area has tallied almost three times more rain than average. National Weather Service meteorologist Don Kirkpatrick says so far this month, Louisville has received more than seven-and-a-half inches of rain, well above the average of two-point-seven inches. Kirkpatrick says the extra precipitation is helpful. “It bodes well for us… Continue reading Unusually High Rainfall Totals Could Prevent Drought

Moderate Drought Coming for Louisville, Lexington Areas

Louisville is on the verge of a moderate drought. Keys Arnold with the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Weather Center says the area is already in a mild drought. “Rainwise, it’s been incredibly dry. We’ve actually had a significantly drier year than last year, when at this time we were approaching extreme drought,” says Arnold. “The… Continue reading Moderate Drought Coming for Louisville, Lexington Areas