Update: The Flood Warning has been extended to 6pm.
Update: The FLASH FLOOD WARNING has been extended to 4pm.
Update: The FLASH FLOOD WARNING has been extended to 1:30pm.
A flash flood watch is in effect for Lexington until 8pm.
At 828 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
When driving, use your wipers and turn your headlights ON. Slow down. Avoid driving through running or standing water.