Much of Kentucky saw torrential rain yesterday which led to flooding across parts of the Bluegrass. An impulse of energy swept through the region yesterday evening into the overnight hours bringing isolated severe weather. Gusty winds led to down trees and a few power outages near Louisville and flash flooding resulted from a shield of rain with embedded, heavy rain producing thunderstorms moving slowly across central Kentucky. Once the westward moving outflow boundary interacted with the line of storms coming from the northwest, the rain began to move south more rapidly. The storms started to dissipate before reaching the Bowling Green area around 2 am.
The rain cleared out early this morning allowing the heat and humidity to filter back into the area. Expect highs to top out around 85 degrees today with an isolated shower chance due to daytime heating. Another disturbance over Southern Illinois will begin to work it’s way into the region late this evening into the overnight hours, bringing with it a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. A slight risk for severe weather exists over the southern portion of Illinois near the outflow boundary. Although severe weather is not likely this far south, any storm development over that region will drift southward overnight.
A 30% rain chance will linger into Labor Day, but as we head into the afternoon hours, the rain chances will begin to diminish. Expect partly cloudy skies with a high near 86 degrees. A cold front will sweep through the region tomorrow evening, helping temperature to dip into the low to mid 60s by tomorrow night and providing much more comfortable conditions for the following days. We will struggle to make it out of the 70s Tuesday as a we look to end up around 79 degrees late afternoon. You will need a jacket if you plan on being out and about Tuesday night as the low temperature will be in the mid to upper 50s.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.