The Rain Keeps Coming: A Soggy Summer for the Central Plains
Since meteorological summer began, the Central U.S. has been dumped on with torrential rain, making the ground over-saturated with moisture. Now, just small amounts of rain can lead to major flooding – an issue that is not new for this area over the last couple months. Over the last 48 hours we’ve been dealing with heavy rain and strong thunderstorms from Kansas to Kentucky as a low pressure center plows east. The impacts from this most recent flooding and record breaking rain left many underwater, structures damaged and thousands without power. According to the National Weather Service in Memphis, TN the city still had 26,000 people without power and rain continues to push across Tennessee.
A flash flood watch is still in effect for counties in Indiana and Kentucky. One to three more inches of rain will dump throughout the day with higher amounts locally. The severe storms with this system look to stay farther to the south with damaging winds being the major threat.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Tracey Anthony