FORECAST: Gloomy and warm next 24 hours, Alert Day arrives with flood potential Friday

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Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 10:45 PM EDT|Updated: 3 hours ago
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  • FRIDAY (3/24/23)


  • Drizzle and light showers continue at times this evening
  • Cloudy, windy, and warm Thursday
  • Friday ALERT DAY: Heavy rain and thunderstorms bring flash flooding potential

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Drizzle and light showers will continue in spots overnight tonight as temperatures rise with an approaching warm front. We’ll start out Thursday in the 50s and 60s.

Thursday is a windy, cloudy, and warm day with highs in the 60s and 70s. Winds will gust up to 35 mph at times. The rain looks to hold off until the late night hours of Thursday given the latest trends.

Heavy rain will develop along a stalled cold front Thursday night, first impacting Southern Indiana before it drifts southward into Kentucky during the early morning hours of Friday. Temperatures will be in the 50s as this happens.

Friday is a WAVE Weather ALERT DAY as rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms continue along the front, with an increase in rainfall intensity as we head toward late Friday night and early Saturday. Flash flooding is a real concern with this setup.

Strong storms are also a concern in Central and Southern Kentucky Friday afternoon into very early Saturday morning, but at this point is a secondary threat considering the gravity of the rainfall totals we’re expecting.

Thursday night-Saturday morning rainfall totals look to be 4″+ in Southern Indiana, 2″-4″ along the Ohio River including Louisville, and 1″-2″ in Central and Southern Kentucky.

Even with drier weather for the weekend after Saturday morning, river flooding may become an issue - with even the Ohio River in Louisville at risk.