A Flood Watch is in effect until 1 p.m. today for Christian, Todd and Trigg counties; and a Flood Warning until 8 a.m. for counties to the north and west.
The National Weather Service in Paducah says rain will continue through the morning and begin to taper off to light showers later in the day.
There hasn’t been enough rain to cause any road closures yet in the southern Pennyrile, but water was reported over Brown Road and Carriage Lane in Hopkins County last night. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is warning motorists across the region to be on the lookout for ponding water and potentially flooded roads during their morning commute.
Hopkins, Caldwell, Lyon, Crittenden, Webster, McCracken and Livingston counties are under the warning until 8 a.m., with over two inches of rain having already fallen in those areas since the precipitation began yesterday.
The highest rainfall amounts are near the Ohio River and anyone traveling that direction today should be on the lookout for standing water.