Bourbon County

April will go down as Lexington's wettest ever

Lexington and Frankfort saw the wettest April ever on record, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service said Sunday.

Lexington had 12.70 inches of rain in April, breaking the 1970 record of 9.30 inches.

Frankfort had 13.95 inches of rain for the month, breaking the 1948 record of 9.28 inches.

Slightly above normal precipation is also expected in May, "although not what we saw in April," Meteorologist Tom Reaugh said.

The month will get off to a soggy start, with as much as 2.25 inches of rain forecast through Tuesday night in the Lexington area. Franklin and Anderson counties were under a flood watch Sunday night.