Another day of heavy rain and storms

Good Sunday, everyone. For more than a week now, we have been pointing to a major storm system and pattern change for this weekend. This one is more than living up to the billing as record rains, flooding and a temperature plunge take center stage.

Lexington picked up 1.8″ of rain Saturday and that broke the record of 1.46″ from back in 1944. Frankfort also broke their daily rainfall record with more than 2″ falling. Louisville picked up nearly 6″ of rain and that caused significant flooding into last night. This was also the 3rd wettest day on record for the city.

What can we expect today and over the next few days? Let’s break it down:

– A wall of heavy rain and thunderstorms will work eastward across the state today. This may decrease a bit around the middle of the day, but will then pick back up in coverage and intensity in the afternoon and evening.

– Additional rainfall of 1″-2″ will be likely for many areas. Locally heavier amounts will be likely for areas with the strongest storms. Speaking of… a few of the storms may contain high winds. That’s something to watch… especially in the north and east.

– Temps today may hit 80 in the east before the storms get in. Farther west… temps may hit the 50s behind the front.

– Winds will crank as the cold front moves through as cold air moves in. Yes… the air coming in behind this is cold. 850mb temps are forecast to drop to 1c by Monday. That means highs tomorrow may not get out of the mid and upper 50s. Lingering showers will be possible.

– 30s will be possible Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

I have you all set to track today’s wicked weather:

Today’s Risk Area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Rainfall Since Midnight

I will have update as needed. Have a great day and take care.

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