Heavy rain moves in

Good Sunday, everyone. It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for… A day in which it actually rains here in Kentucky. It’s been nearly 6 weeks since we’ve had widespread rains, so we are long overdue on what’s moving in. In fact, heavy rain is a good bet through Monday.

The action is scattered for much of the daylight hours before widespread rain and storms increase this evening. That trend takes us into Monday as a cold front slowly works across the region.

Widespread rain and storms develop Sunday evening and carry us into Monday, with the greatest concentration across central and eastern Kentucky. It’s this area that may pick up a general 1″-3″ of rain, with lighter amounts in the west and far north.

You can see what I’m talking about with the latest rainfall maps from the forecast models:

European

NAM

GFS

All three of those models are showing a few spots of 3″+, but differ on where. Areas getting under those could be in line for local high water issues and that’s something I’ll be watching for Sunday night.

Clouds and rain linger on Monday, keeping temperatures in the 50s for highs across the eastern half of the state. Folks, that’s a full blown Pot Of Chili Alert:Lows by Tuesday morning could even reach the upper 30s in some of the colder valleys.

The weather for the middle of next week looks super nice with crisp mornings and mild afternoons. Winds look really gusty ahead of an even stronger cold front moving in here by the end of the week. That may bring thunderstorms and gusty winds ahead of a big time temp crash:

We are setting up for the first frost/light freeze potential next weekend:

On a related note, watch the east coast in the days ahead. There could be a monster storm developing, but it shouldn’t impact our weather.

I leave you with your rain tracking toys for the day:

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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