The Louisville National Weather Service on Friday issued flash flood watch for most of Kentucky, including the Louisville area, through Saturday morning.
Waves of showers and storms are expected in Louisville Friday afternoon and night, according to the service. Friday has a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. A thunderstorm is possible after 2 a.m. Saturday.
Areas across the region saw a wide range in amounts of rainfall Thursday night, from about 2.3 inches before midnight in Louisville to 3.5 inches in Oldham County. The highest rainfall measured as of early Friday morning was northeast of Louisville in Harrison County, with 5.5 inches.
National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Wilkins said summertime storms seen in the region have a “cellular-type nature,” meaning while one area may not see much rain, an area a few miles away could get several inches.
Jefferson County will likely see 1-2 inches across the general area Friday, Wilkins said, with a break in rain during the day before it fires back up about 4 a.m. Saturday.
The weather service’s advice for safety during flooding includes not driving through water on roadways and being aware during the night.
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