Rain, Watches, and Warnings Invade State

Sep 26, 2011

A tornado watch remains in effect for southeast Kentucky until 1 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. The potential for severe weather is the result of a line of storms that began moving through the state during the overnight period and is now moving into Eastern Kentucky.

Meanwhile, severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were also issued for areas of central and northeast Kentucky. Several have expired but a severe thunderstorm warning for Bath County remains in effect until 9:45 a.m. EDT.

Several inches of rain fell in Louisville during the overnight period causing some highway hazards from flooding and causing motorists to find alternate ways to work and school.

Classes were delayed for two hours Monday morning at the University of Louisville's Belnap campus because of high water on campus area streets, according to WHAS-TV.

More than 3.3 inches of rain were recorded at the weather service office at Louisville's airport.