Flash flood watch in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday

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Flood warning in effect until 3:15 a.m.

By The Staff

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Sunday, July 7.

A flood warning has also been issued until 3:15 a.m. A additional two inches of rain is possible tonight, according to the weather service.

A watch is issued when the potential for flooding exists. A warning is issued when flooding is occurring.

According to the weather service, law enforcement throughout central Kentucky have reported localized flooding of small creeks and streams.

The weather service is reporting that a plume of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico could set the stage for showers and scattered thunderstorms in the region. Storms are more likely this afternoon, according to the weather service.

Heavy localized rainfall could cause flash flooding in some locations, according to the weather service. Individuals living along creeks and streams are advised to be alert to the potential for flash flooding.