Flood Watch In Effect

A COLD FRONT HAS BECOME STATIONARY NEAR THE OHIO RIVER AND WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING BEFORE MOVING SOUTHEAST AND THROUGH THE REGION. IN ADVANCE OF THIS FRONT, AN UNSEASONABLY WARM AND MOIST AIRMASS IS IN PLACE OVER EAST KENTUCKY. AS DISTURBANCES MOVE ALONG THE FRONT, PERIODS OF RAIN WILL SPREAD OVER PORTIONS OF
EASTERN KENTUCKY AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS SO FAR HAVE AVERAGED BETWEEN ONE-HALF AND ONE INCH NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64 WITH LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE SOUTH. THIS RAINFALL HAS SATURATED THE GROUND AND WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF THE MOUNTAIN PARKWAY. THE STAGE IS SET FOR RAPID RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS. SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE BY MONDAY IF THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN IS REALIZED.

THE FRONT WILL FINALLY MOVE SOUTHEAST OUT OF THE REGION DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY AND THE RAIN WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. THIS WILL END THE FLOOD THREAT ON SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS ALTHOUGH LARGER RIVERS WILL BE MUCH SLOWER TO FALL.

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: BATH, ELLIOTT, ESTILL, FLEMING, MENIFEE, MONTGOMERY, POWELL, ROWAN, MORGAN AND WOLFE THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

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