NWS: Second Half of February Could Be Wet
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH, KY - The National Weather Service in Paducah says the remainder of February could be wetter than usual.

Meteorologists say a wet pattern will set up in the Ohio Valley through Friday. The first round of showers and some thunderstorms is expected late tonight into Wednesday morning. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will accompany a cold front Thursday night. In between, scattered showers will remain possible with breezy and warm conditions. Highs on Thursday may even top 70 in some locations.

Total rainfall should average 1 to 2 inches through Friday, and an additional inch into next week.

Early indications are that there will also be a good chance for above normal rainfall the week after that.

Sustained rainy weather could lead to problems with river flooding. If you have interests along and near area rivers, be sure to check the latest river forecasts and flood warnings on .

A flood warning has already been issued on the Ohio River at Brookport Dam from Thursday afternoon until further notice. At  2:00 pm Tuesday the stage was 36.5 feet.

Forecasters predict the river will rise above flood stage of 37 feet by Thursday early afternoon, and will cause minor flooding on low-lying agricultural bottomland in Massac and McCracken counties.

The Ohio is expected to continue to rise to near 38.6 feet by next Tuesday evening, and additional rises are possible after that.

On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage

Published 05:05 PM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018
Updated 08:25 AM, Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018