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More rain prompts flood warnings in Central Kentucky

Water from the rising Elkhorn Creek flowed over Bowman's Mill Road during a heavy rainfall in Lexington on Tuesday.
Water from the rising Elkhorn Creek flowed over Bowman's Mill Road during a heavy rainfall in Lexington on Tuesday.

Much of Central Kentucky is under a flood warning, and the possibility of more rain is in the forecast.

Wednesday should be partly sunny, with a high near 57 and a 30 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. Thursday should be sunny, with a high near 65.

There is a small chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday night through Sunday.

The weather service issued a flood warning for much of the region, including Lexington, until 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Several inches of rain fell across Central Kentucky on Tuesday, causing mudslides and flooding that closed some roads.

Lexington got 1.81 inches of rain Tuesday, and 3.05 inches fell in Frankfort, meteorologist Robert Szappanos said.

Water pooled on several Lexington roads, slowing traffic, but it did not appear to cause any major traffic jams.

The weather service said some roads could remain covered through Wednesday afternoon and warned motorists not to try to drive across water-covered roads.

"The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely," the weather service said in a news release.

For information about road conditions, visit 511.ky.gov.

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