rain halloween 300KENTUCKY (10/31/13) — AccuWeather reports a potent storm will bring the threat for strong thunderstorms and flooding rain from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley on Halloween.

Thunderstorms produced wind gusts over 60 mph in southwestern Oklahoma Wednesday night and extreme downpours caused flash flooding across central Texas into the early morning hours Thursday.

The threat for locally damaging winds and flash flooding will shift east and northeast through Thursday.

High winds from these storms can bring down trees and powerlines, causing power outages and possibly damage to structures.

In addition to the winds, these thunderstorms can drop quite a bit of rain in a short period of time. Runoff can cause water levels on creeks and streams to rise rapidly. The rising water can quickly flood roads.

Flooding can also occur in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Drivers that encounter high water on the roadway are advised not to drive through it and instead turn around and find an alternate route. As little as 2 feet of water can lift a vehicle and sweep it downstream.

Cities such as Cincinnati, Ohio, Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee, Little Rock, Ark., and Houston, Texas., are in the threat area.

The rain and storms will put a damper on Halloween activities and trick-or-treating. In anticipation of the severe weather, some communities in Tennessee have postponed trick-or-treat until Friday.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Michael Doll, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 16,099.97
-274.79 (-1.68%)    
2 S&P 1,926.44
-24.69 (-1.27%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,691.93
-41.56 (-0.88%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

KSP to Partner with DEA for 10th National ‘Take Back’ Initiative

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/3/15) — The Kentucky State Police will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration on… Read More

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Targets Drunk Drivers

OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/3/15) — The Owensboro Police Department has been out in force again this year as part of the National… Read More

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6823

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 6097

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 4008

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3259

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 2751

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 19622

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12266

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 02, 2015 2079

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - September 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 841

One Injured when Motorcycle, SUV Collide

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 750

Ministry Reaches People from Region to Honduras

by Focus on Hopkins County
September 03, 2015 746

TVA Touts Progress of Combined Cycle Project

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 745

Nortonville New Water Treatment Plant Another…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 719

TMS Automotive to Locate in Bowling Green

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 641

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports – Sept. 3, 2015

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 543

Kentucky Disc Golf Championships Set for Oct. 3-4…

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 531

Gubernatorial Candidate Spot-on about Head Start

by SurfKY News
September 03, 2015 529

Gospelfest Wows Crowd of Approximately 4,500

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News