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Barry Fading Away; Attention Turns To Major Summer Heat Wave

Post-Tropical Barry continues to steadily weaken and will fade away over the next day or two. The decaying system may still produce very heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley. Attention on the weather then shifts from Barry to a major summer heat wave mid to late week into the weekend, across much of the Central and Eastern states. Read More >

June 15-16, 2019
Severe Weather/Tornadoes/Heavy Rain


Multiple mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) tracked through the region from the evening of the 15th through the morning hours on the 16th, resulting in several reports of wind damage, four confirmed tornadoes, and numerous reports of heavy rain and subsequent flooding and flash flooding. Some of the hardest hit areas for flash flooding were in southeastern Indiana, southwestern Kentucky, and northern Kentucky, where rainfall of 2 to 4 inches fell in a short period of time.