Heavy Rain Moves In

Good Monday everyone. We have a good old fashioned fall rain storm that’s pushing into the bluegrass state later today and this bad boy will take us into Tuesday. This storm will deliver heavy rainfall, gusty winds and the coldest blast of air since April.

The action gets started today as scattered showers break out from south to north. An area of low pressure will continue to strengthen across the deep south and this allows for additional moisture to overspread the commonwealth. Rain will increase late today and we will introduce a few thunderstorms into the mix. Temps will run in the low and mid 70s before the rain increases. Let’s track it all:

Current Temperatures

Rain will become heavy overnight into the first half of Tuesday. Rain totals of 1″-3″ will be possible across much of central and eastern Kentucky. Locally higher amounts will be possible across parts of the east. That could cause some localized high water and that’s something we will be watching out for.

Temps on Tuesday will start in the 60s then fall into the 50s during the late afternoon as winds gust from the northwest. Skies will slowly clear out Tuesday evening and this will allow for temps to take a nose dive into the upper 30s and low 40s by Wednesday morning. If Lexington drops below 40 degrees Wednesday, that would be the second earliest date to do so in recorded history.

Wednesday looks mainly sunny with temps in the low and mid 60s.

After temps moderate some on Thursday, another shot of chill is lucking for the weekend. The European Model shows it well:

Enjoy your Monday and take care.

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