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Kentucky hit with another severe weather warning heading into Friday

National Weather Service

Parts of Kentucky could be in for another bout of severe weather -- with heavy rain, possible flooding, and hail – mostly on Friday.

It’s becoming all-too-familiar in Kentucky – yet another weather warning. This one predicts heavy rainfall between 2-4 inches, concentrated along the northern edge of the state, with the highest risk areas in the north central regions.

The National Weather Service is highly confident the areas will see some flash flooding and minor to moderate river flooding. Also strong thunderstorms and some gusty winds with the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

According to current predictions, Lexington falls just on the edge of the line between moderate and lower total rainfall. The area does fall under a flood watch from 8 PM Thursday to 2 PM Saturday.

Asked whether Kentuckians should prepare for something like the recent windstorm that knocked out power over huge swaths of the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said this system doesn’t appear quite as widespread.

"That thunderstorm/tornado/windstorm hit the whole state. It actually, thankfully, was not as bad in the east as it was everywhere else," he reported. "This one is really only hitting part of our state in the highest level of severity."

Still, residents are being asked to stay weather aware heading into the weekend.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.