The National Weather Service says rainfall associated with Harvey will begin to spread across portions of western Kentucky and southeast Missouri on Wednesday. The greatest coverage and intensity of rainfall is expected to push north into our region from Tennessee late Wednesday night through Friday evening.
Storm total rainfall amounts are forecast to range from 1 to 4 inches with some higher amounts possible, especially within bands of heavier thunderstorms. The most likely placement of the heaviest rain band looks to be over western Kentucky and into far southeast Missouri and southwest Indiana.
There remains some uncertainty regarding the placement of the heaviest amounts.
However, there is a heightened potential of experiencing rainfall amounts that may leading to some flooding issues.
Be prepared to take quick and decisive action should you encounter rising waters or flooding.
Western KY and Southern IN forecast through Saturday:
Wednesday…Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night…Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light east wind.
Thursday…A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. East northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night…Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday…Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 73. East northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night…Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 62. North wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday…A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. West southwest wind around 8 mph.
Saturday Night…A slight chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 3 to 6 mph.