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Weather for Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Lat: 36.85N, Lon: 87.49W
Wx Zone: KYZ017 CWA Used: PAH

Kentucky Drought Monitor

The Kentucky Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Kentucky land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

Kentucky Drought Monitor

Kentucky Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
303 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...Heavy rainfall possible Friday through Sunday...

Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move
across the area during this time period. The potential for heavy 
rain is highest starting Friday evening into Saturday morning and
again Saturday night into Sunday evening.

Rainfall amounts and locations are subject to change, but there
has been a fairly consistent signal to focus the heaviest amounts
over portions of southeast Missouri into southwest Illinois. This
area could see 3 to 5 inches with some locally higher amounts 
possible. Amounts are expected to be lighter further east over 
western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. 

There may be a break in the precipitation on Saturday at many 
locations as a warm front lifts north out of the region. However, 
heavy rainfall chances will increase again Saturday night into 
Sunday as a cold front approaches from the west.

The heavy rainfall is expected to cause rises on some area 
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri such
as the Saint Francis, Black, and Current. Minor to moderate river
flooding is possible.

Confidence is high that heavy rain will fall, but confidence is
lower as to the exact location of the heaviest rainfall. Stay
tuned for later updates or watches concerning this heavy rain