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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.