A slow-moving front extending from the northeast southwest into valleys in the Ohio and Mississippi this weekcaused major flash floods, including in flooded Kentucky.continue to recover after historic and devastating floods that killed at least 37 people in less than two weeks.
Massive accumulation of moisture along fronts could lead to numerous showers and thunderstorms by midweek, especially in areas where the ground has already been saturated from heavy rains and flooding in recent weeks. The threat of flash floods will increase.
"With that slow motion he just dumps all this moisture into one place," said FOX meteorologist Britta his Merwin. "It doesn't mean that it will rain consistently across the region right now, but if it does start raining, we will see the threat of heavy rains in a short period of time."
Monday morning with showers The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning as the storm brought torrential rains to northwestern Illinois, and some roads were expected to be impassable.
Winnebago & Boone County still has flash flood warning in effect! Some roads may already be impassable and may become impassable soon. Please be very careful when traveling this morning. Please let me know if you know any flooded roads. https://t.co/i3D8t6Wj78— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 8, 2022
East Ohio and Tennessee canyons will be most susceptible to flash floods over the next few days. This includesflood-ravaged eastern Kentucky.
Large areas from northwestern New England to mid-Mississippi Valley face flash flood threat on Monday, but greatest flood threat expected Tuesday and Wednesday
Areas at highest risk of flash flooding on Tuesday include eastern Kentucky and neighboring northern Tennessee, southern Ohio and southwestern West Virginia.
More widespread 1-3 inches of rain is expected this week along most areas along the slow-moving front. Isolated pockets of 3 to 5 inches cannot be ruled out, especially in the eastern valleys of Ohio and Tennessee.
“In the afternoon there is the potential for thunderstorms that can easily bring two to three inches of rain per hour. It exists, which is exactly what we need to be vigilant about," Marwin said.
Rainfall is certainly welcome news for the Northeast, and lack of rain has caused drought conditions in recent weeks, but already - Kentucky and the Midwest. saturated area.