Elkhorn Creek

Elkhorn Creek off Colston Lane runs high Wednesday afternoon after the area received a drenching over the past few days. On Tuesday morning, the creek was recorded at 9.91 feet at Peaks Mill. By midday Wednesday, it had fallen to 7.62 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. (Chanda Veno | State Journal)

A flash flood watch has been issued for Franklin County until Thursday evening.

Tom Russell, director of Frankfort-Franklin County Office of Emergency Management, said in a Wednesday email that warnings for the area had been upgraded to a "slight risk" for severe weather through Thursday evening. 

Precipitation probability chances for Wednesday were expected to increase throughout the day from 20% at noon to 56% at 5 p.m. and 73% by 11 p.m. He said that the chance of precipitation on Thursday evening is 10%. Any of the thunderstorms the area gets will have a chance of hail, high winds and torrential rain. 

Russell said that since the ground is so saturated with rain, it won't take much more to create floods. 

"If you live near flood prone areas or have to be out driving late tonight please stay weather aware and again, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN," Russell wrote on Wednesday. 

According to the National Weather Service, Elkhorn Creek at Peaks Mill was at 7.62 feet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, down from Tuesday morning, when the creek was recorded at 9.91 feet. 

The Louisville office of the NWS posted on its Facebook page that Frankfort's wettest day on record was June 18, 1927, with 4.92 inches of rain. 

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