Flooding Rains, High Winds Replaced by Cold Air
Two-to-five inches of rain fell across the region on Thursday
The Tri-State is drying out after heavy rains caused flooding and high winds pulled down trees and power lines. WNIN’s John Gibson has a recap:
The National Weather Service officer in Paducah says several rounds of heavy rain moved across the region on Thursday, dropping two-to-five inches.
Officials said some of the worst flooding occurred in western Kentucky, particularly in the Mayfield area – where some homes and apartment complexes were surrounded by floodwaters.
Mayfield was devastated by a tornado in December.
The weather service recorded two-and-a-quarter inches of rain at Evansville Regional Airport.
The rain was followed by a blast of cold air. Frozen precipitation stayed mostly north of Evansville.
The wind brought down a tree on State Road 57 near Somerville on Thursday.
Scattered power outages were reported across the region.