UPDATE-11:50am, Sunday, September 9
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Lexington and Fayette County in central Kentucky until 3pm.
At 1129 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rainfall moving northeastward through the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky. 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall has fallen over the last six hours. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Lexington, Nicholasville, Versailles, Harrodsburg, Meadowthorpe, Dunbar High School, Thoroughbred Acres, Cardinal Hill, Cadentown and Northland.
A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.
The National Weather Service in Louisville has expanded the Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of east central Kentucky, including the following areas: Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Nicholas, and Woodford counties.
This watch will continue through tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 9) at 8pm.
Multiple rounds of widespread rain and embedded thunderstorms are expected this afternoon through Sunday. Rainfall amounts will vary widely with 2 to 4 inches of rainfall being possible. Some locally higher amounts will be possible as well. Rapid rises on creeks and small streams will be possible following the heaviest rainfall.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
More forecast information is available from the National Weather Service in Louisville.