Rain and storms set to increase

Good Sunday to one and all. Clouds are rolling into the region today and will bring rounds of showers and storms in here through the first half of the new week. Some areas across the north and west could get in on some big time rains before all is said and done.

Let’s kick things off with a look at this morning’s cold…

The cold in Lexington actually broke a record of sorts…

Essentially, this was the shortest growing season on record for the city of Lexington and those records go back to the 1870s. WOW. Think that stat will get any play in the local weather world? It’s not about heat or drought, so you already know the answer. 😉

Clouds roll in today as we get a cold front to edge toward the region from the northwest. This front will bring some showers and storms into western Kentucky by this afternoon then over the rest of the area tonight into Monday. This front stalls out and allows for a few more showers and storms to occasionally develop through Wednesday.

The setup is there for repeat strong storms and very heavy rainfall across the northern and western parts of the bluegrass state. Here’s the early look at the areas most at risk:

The models continue to show the heaviest rains the same areas of the state with very little in the south and southeast:




NAM  (through Tuesday only)

Temps will be much warmer in the south and southeast during this time.

A few of the Monday storms may even be strong or locally severe. The Storm Prediction Center has the west in a low-end risk for severe weather:

Another cold front arrives Friday with showers and thunderstorms, but a lot of what happens from this point on may depend on the tropics:

The models all handle this differently and will be all over the place in the coming days. The latest EURO continues to try and hookup some tropical action with a deep trough working across the central and eastern part of the country:

That’s one heck of a look for late October, eh?

I leave you with your Sunday shower and storm tracking radars:

Make it a great day and take care.

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