Curve on Rt. 32 flooded again, more flooding around Lawrence County
The curve on Rt. 32 just before Cyrus Contracting is again covered with flood water as it has been much of the weekend, according to EMS officer Randy Hall.
Scanner traffic was warning motorists about the dangerous situation both Friday and Saturday nights. At least some of the problem is being caused by the new construction on Rt. 32 that will straighten the curvy highway on up to the Eagle Ridge Golf Course entrance.
The water could be already drained off the road by now (4:21 pm) but please be careful just in case.
MILD TO MODERATE LOCAL FLOODING AND RECORD WARMTH COMING IN NEXT 10 DAYS
After a weekend that brought record warm weather for February for Lawrence County, which led to unusual mid winter thunderstorms that caused mild to moderate flooding of several local roadways, along with a rock slide on Route 3 between Save-A-Lot and Food City that briefly closed the road in both directions for few hours, is a foretaste of the wide swings of weather across the spectrum for our region in the next 10 to 14 days.
Lawrence County was actually lucky to only get light flooding, as we were on the southern tail end of a rain system that came through on Friday night and Saturday morning that caused more extensive flooding north of I-64, with those areas receiving over 2 inches of rain.
Our localized flooding came via a combination of about a half- to three-quarters of an inch of rain and the remaining snow melt from several light snowfalls through the past week and ground thawing. We went from near zero degrees the night of Saturday February 13 to almost 70 degrees Saturday February 20.
The El Nino system that is in the Pacific off the Western US coast is apparently getting weaker sooner than expected as it was at beginning of the year. Had the air temperature been about 5 degrees colder when two earlier rain systems passed through early to middle last week, the Lawrence County would likely had gotten at least a foot and a half of of heavy wet snow from each system.
The future ahead is however is what matters now, and US government weather forecasts for the next ten days are showing a full spectrum of weather conditions to unfurl in our local area. More thunderstorms followed by 2 to 4 inches of snow mid week with similar conditions for the middle to end of the next week
The current forecasts is as follows:
54 | 39 °F
Monday 0 % Precip. / 0 in
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
Monday Night 20 % Precip. / 0 in
Cloudy. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.
60 | 47 °F
Tuesday 20 % Precip. / 0 in
Cloudy. High near 60F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday Night 90 % Precip. / 0.19 in
Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Thunder possible. Low 47F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
64 | 35 °F
Wednesday 90 % Precip. / 0.39 in
Thunderstorms likely. High 64F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Wednesday Night 70 % Precip. / < 1 in
Evening light rain followed by a mix of rain and snow late. Low around 35F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
38 | 25 °F
Thursday 70 % Precip. / ~ 1 in
Cloudy and windy with snow showers early and steady snow likely later in the day. High 38F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch.
Thursday Night 60 % Precip. / < 1 in
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around before midnight. Low around 25F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
37 | 25 °F
Friday 30 % Precip. / < 1 in
Flurries and a few snow showers throughout the day. High 37F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Friday Night 10 % Precip. / 0 in
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 25F. Winds light and variable.
46 | 31 °F
Saturday 10 % Precip. / 0 in
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 46F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night 10 % Precip. / 0 in
Clear. Low 31F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
55 | 36 °F
Sunday 10 % Precip. / 0 in
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 55F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night 20 % Precip. / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 36F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
49 | 30 °F
Monday 60 % Precip. / 0.13 in
Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High 49F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday Night 60 % Precip. / < 1 in
Rain showers early will change to a mixture of wintry precipitation later at night. Low around 30F. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 60%.
46 | 27 °F
Tuesday 20 % Precip. / 0 in
Mostly sunny skies. High 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night 20 % Precip. / 0 in
Mostly clear skies. Low 27F. Winds light and variable.
55 | 32 °F
Wednesday 60 % Precip. / 0.08 in
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday Night 60 % Precip. / 0.08 in
Mostly cloudy with some showers late. Low 32F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
ANY FURTHER MAJOR WEATHER CHANGES OR SEVERE WEATHER THREATS DEVELOP IN THE DAYS AHEAD, THE LEVISA LAZER WILL PROVIDE THAT NEW INFORMATION.