Bowling Green Flash Flooding

The latest round of thunderstorms to move through Warren County brought torrential rainfall which caused some flash flooding in parts of Bowling Green.

Remember, it only takes about two feet of water to float an average automobile, and it can be very difficult to gauge just how deep the water is. If you come up to a road flooded with water…turn around don’t drown.

Courtesy: NWS

As storms moved through, the mesonet site on the east side of town picked up 1.03″ of rain. Even though this rain was much needed, the rain came down very quickly on to relatively dry ground, causing lots of runoff and flash flooding.

A flood advisory is still in effect until 4:30pm CST for most of Warren County, as well as Edmonson, Barren, and Allen counties. Any remaining standing water will continue to recede over the next few hours.

With the ground now saturated, we will be keeping an eye on additional storms that may impact the area this evening into tonight as an heavy rainfall could cause more flash flooding concerns. Current radar shows and area of showers and thunderstorms to the northwest that may impact Warren and Butler counties.

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Radar imagery valid at 4:05pm CST