Parts of Western Kentucky Could See Five Inches of Rain This Week [Forecast]
Well, Mother Nature apparently doesn't want us to get too spoiled. The Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend were just about perfect. We had tons of sunshine and highs in the mid 70s. It was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, that streak is coming to an end today.
The National Weather Service says rain will move into the tristate area later today and, once it's here, will stay with us the next few days and bring with it a chance of severe weather as well.
Take a look at the latest NWS weather graphic.
This morning, Ron Rhodes, from our weather partners at Eyewitness News, broke down the projected rainfall totals per town and one in particular, Calhoun, has the potential of over five inches of rain. Madisonville, Greenville and Owensboro are potentially going to be water-logged as well.
Earlier, Ron joined Angel and me on the show to talk about the forecast. He didn't expect us to be armed with sound effects. LOL!
Of course, anytime there's a chance of heavy rains, it's important to remind folks about flood safety. The mom of a friend of mine in college passed away in Louisville when she tried to drive through flood waters under an overpass. They were much deeper than she anticipated. She was trapped in her car and ultimately drowned in an incredibly tragic accident.
The National Weather Service is sharing these important tips to keep in mind.
As always, we'll keep you updated here on WBKR. If we indeed have severe weather, we'll keep you posted on watches and warnings from the National Weather Service and, if severe weather breaks out, we'll simulcast wall-to-wall Eyewitness News coverage.