Flooding Likely Due to Torrential Rains

Heavy rainfall plagues the Tri-State on Wednesday and Thursday.

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 9:54 PM

Heavy Rainfall has returned to the Tri-State and it's not going anywhere. While much of the country is focused on Hurricane Zeta, the Tri-State's gaze is set solely upon a core of low pressure currently situated in Arkansas that will draw moisture from that tropical system and supply our region with periods of torrential rain for the next 36 hours. After initially receiving light or moderate rainfall this evening, those periods of heavy rain will settle in overnight; we'll see the greatest threat of localized Flooding during the 12 hours between 8PM and 8AM.

As a result of that impending influx of heavy precipitation, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for 30 of our 31 counties - that will be in effect from 7PM Wednesday through 1PM Thursday. However, it's expected that the rainfall will linger past the end of that Flood Watch. The latest model data suggests that we may continue to see scattered rainfall through Thursday afternoon and evening before it finally exits just before midnight Friday.

While some projections still vary, there appears to be agreement and now a likelihood that many of communities along the Ohio River (including Evansville) may see more than 3" of additional rain between Wednesday and Thursday. Area-wide rainfall totals will range from 1.5" to 4" with the heaviest of that rain falling south of the Ohio River. Fortunately, a prolonged period of drier weather is expected to settle in across the Tri-State, leaving us with beautiful weather for both Halloween and Election Day.

Wear Your Mask.

Evansville
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Hi: 38° Lo: 24°
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Owensboro
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Princeton
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Madisonville
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Jasper
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