The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Flood Watch for most of central Kentucky including all of Lexington and Fayette County untill 7 AM EST Tuesday.
An additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches possible overnight, in some places that have already received an inch or more. Flooding of low-lying areas is likely where the heaviest rain occurs.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
A very strong storm system will impact the area from this evening into tonight. Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely.
The main storm threat will be damaging winds. Other threats include brief tornadoes and flash flooding from heavy rainfall.
The timing of the main windstorm tonight in Lexington is between 9:30pm tonight and 3am Tuesday morning. Tornadoes and flash flooding are possible.
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