More rain expected

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a flash flood watch for Franklin and surrounding counties effective until Tuesday night.

According to NWS predictions, showers and thunderstorms are likely today with possible periods of heavy rainfall and a high of 84. Tonight there is a 60% chance of rain with a low near 69. The chance of showers and storms ramps up again Tuesday with a high near 78.

“We received 1.6 inches of rain Sunday and experienced some flooded roadways in the southwestern part of the county late Sunday night,” Tommy Russell, Frankfort-Franklin County Emergency Management director, told The State Journal, adding that the NWS increased the rainfall potential through Thursday to the 4- to 6-inch range.

After a 40% chance of rain Tuesday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely again Wednesday into Thursday with highs near 80 both days.

“It won’t take much rain to generate further flooding issues,” he said. “If you live near a flash flood prone area, please stay weather aware.”

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