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A slow moving front loaded with rain caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for Hardin County and \\ has been extended to include all adjacent counties as well.
The alert, which began at 4 p.m. Saturday, is scheduled to continue through 7 p.m. EST today. Hardin County has received 0.97 inches today as of noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet site at Cecilia. Meade and Breckinridge counties, by contrast, are closer to two inches of rainfall.
Multiple waves of rain are expected to pass through the area tonight through Sunday evening resulting in rainfall totals of one-and-a-half to three inches, the National Weather Service forecast says. Some rain totals could be higher.
Minor river flooding is expected, particularly along the river basins including the Ohio, Nolin, Salt and Rolling Fork, the NWS alert says.
Some flooding is possible throughout the alert area for low-lying property.
Because of changing weather conditions, the flood watch has been extended further to the east. The alert originally marked Hardin County and the Interstate 65 corridor as its eastern edge. Now it extends eastward toward Frankfort.