Umbrellas: Good for fighting off rain and sunshine

After a cold and rainy majority of last week, I bring you good news of some great weather! This week will start off very warm… and yes, most likely rainy. So keep that umbrella handy just in case a shower pops up just as you’re getting out of the car while running errands today. The high pressure setup from yesterday will continue to sit over us for the entire week, but plentiful moisture and a weak shortwave will combine to create a few rainy periods over the next couple days. For the third Monday in a row, South Central KY has a good shot at some rain, this time by way of a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Storms are already firing off around Nashville and Kentucky’s southern border. The good news is, unlike the rain we had the last two Mondays, any rain experienced should be a quick, but possibly heavy, shower. Another round is possible tonight and another on Tuesday around noon. Today’s showers will be lining up right along the I-65 corridor, so rain chances for those living west of Warren County will be lower than those living east of Warren County.  Expect a higher chance of rain and more widespread coverage tomorrow. After that, our biggest weather worry will be wondering how to make the most of the great weather during the last half of the week.


All week long, winds during the day will be around 10 mph and out of the south and southwest, driving hot and humid air into the Commonwealth.

GFS run from 12z Monday depicting Wednesday at 1pm Central Time. Temperatures in the 80s with winds out of the SW. Courtesy of Pivotal Weather

GFS run from 12z Monday depicting Wednesday at 1pm Central Time. Dew points in the 70s with winds out of the SW. Courtesy of Pivotal Weather


Today: Partly cloudy with rain chances in the afternoon and overnight hours. Highs in the mid 80s with DPs near 70. Hot and muggy.

Tuesday: Rain chances again around noon. Better coverage expected than today. Not quite as hot, but still reaching into the low 80s and still muggy.

Wednesday: A very slight chance of a shower is possible, but the large majority of the area should be bone dry. The bigger concern is morning fog considering the high DPs, calm winds, and clearing skies Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Be a little extra cautious on that drive in to work. Highs back into the mid to upper 80s.

Thursday onward: Hot for this time of year. Temps will likely be in the upper 80s with lots of radiant sunshine. That umbrella may just come in handy to fend off the rain during the first half of the week and then the intense sunshine later in the week.

Hopefully the thought of a potential October lake weekend will get you through this week!

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