More Rain To Fall On Eagle Country
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Another day of heavy rain is possible in the Tri-State.
The National Weather Service says showers started moving into the region overnight, with flooding possible in already saturated areas Monday.
The roughly one-inch of rain expected Monday will likely run off of the already saturated ground. During a 72-hour period Wednesday through Friday last week, some parts of the tri-state received more than three inches of rain. The weather service reported 3.56 inches in Vevay. Lawrenceburg witnessed 3.39 inches.
Forecasters say the risk of Ohio River flooding is very low, with the river still ten feet below flood stage.
Some of Monday’s showers could develop into thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail by the afternoon.
Monday’s high temperature is expected to reach 60 degrees. Temperatures will fall into the lower 40s overnight, then into the upper 50s on Tuesday with a persisting chance of rain.
There’s still one lingering problem from last week’s heavy rain. State Road 262 near Dillsboro is still closed to all traffic. Part of the road was washed out and closed on Thursday.
Weather permitting, INDOT engineers will be on scene Monday and could begin making repairs soon. No reopening date for State Road 262 has been announced.