Isaac Brings Rain This Weekend, But How Much?
PADUCAH, KY - (Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service office in Paducah)
The potential for heavy rainfall in association with the remnants of Isaac continues to grow. Latest indications are that the heaviest rainfall will occur over southern Illinois and southeast Missouri, closest to the track of the center. The heaviest rainfall appears likely to occur Friday afternoon through Saturday
A heavy rain would help to lessen the impacts of the drought. However, there is the potential for isolated thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall rates that would result in drainage problems. There are some indications that storms could train over the same areas, which would result in isolated pockets of flooding.
In addition to heavy rain potential, wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible. This would present an additional hazard to boaters on area lakes.
If you have travel or outdoor activities planned this holiday weekend, pay attention to later forecasts and statements.
You can find more information on the impact of Hurricane Isaac at weather.gov/pah. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or local media outlets for later updates.
On the Net: NOAA Track Map of IsaacPaducah Weather Service webpage