A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
The search continues for a kayaker who went missing along the Kentucky River in Frankfort.
Search & Rescue just released the name of the man who went under. His name is John Imes. The 64-year old lived in Louisville and worked for Humana. Crews say he was not wearing a life vest.
Crews are dragging the river, searching for the missing man's body. They are also using sonar and search dogs in their attempt. Crews say the waters on the Kentucky River are murky, but they are also calm and a few feet lower than yesterday.
Wednesday, Imes disappeared and now search crews are calling it a recovery mission for his body.
The search is centered behind the Paul Sawyier Library on Wapping Street in Frankfort.
A group of four kayakers had been on the Kentucky River for much of the day. They stopped for lunch near the Singing Bridge but then got back on the water at around 1:30.
Investigators say Imes fell behind the group. Then a driver called 911 after seeing him struggling to get his boat back upright in the water.
Dive teams searched the area for several hours but didn't see any sign of the missing man.
Imes family says no alcohol was involved in this accident and that he was physically fit.