Good Sunday everyone. The Derby Day forecast played out as expected with rain slowly working eastward across the region. Now that it’s here… it doesn’t want to leave and that may become a problem for some areas. This slow moving system will continue to bring heavy rain into the early part of the new week.
The axis of heaviest rain today will be oriented across central and parts of eastern Kentucky. We’re on the northern edge of a cutoff area of low pressure and that can put down a lot of water.
Rainfall on Saturday averaged from a half to just over 2″ for parts of central and western Kentucky. The models are pretty trumped up for another 1″-3″ of rain today into Monday. Take a look at a juicy run of the NAM:
The drawn out period of this rain event should preclude widespread flooding, but local high water issues may become a problem today and tonight. That may especially be the case across a water logged south central sections of the bluegrass state.
The rain will continue into Monday and then will become more scattered by Tuesday as milder air works back in for the middle and end of next week. That’s when thermometers head back into the 70s. It’s also the time when rounds of thunderstorms may fire up. Yep… more rain is possible by Thursday or Friday.
Let’s get busy tracking today’s heavy rains:
Have a great Sunday and take care.