In the Cold November Kentucky Rain

Last Thursday Louisville’s Meteorologist in Charge, John Gordon, asked Twitter to give the names of some famous rain songs. Of course, two that had to be mentioned were “November Rain” by Guns n’ Roses and “Kentucky Rain” by Elvis Presley. The start of this week will be the perfect time for both songs. A cold front out to the west with a low pressure system centered in Iowa is making its way towards the area this evening. With it will come cooler temperature along as well as rain.

GFS is showing some low end bulk shear coming through the area starting Monday night going into Tuesday. This along with winds gusts and increased vorticity shows for the potential for severe weather stating tomorrow night. Right now it looks like everyone should keep an extra eye out starting around 6 pm tomorrow.

GFS vertical vorticity

Models are showing rain fall totals between 1 and 2 inches. I believe there will be areas that see 2 or more inches. Winds will have the possibility of knocking limbs out of branches and could cause some to lose electricity if gusts reach high enough.


  • Sunday:
    • High: 61
    • Low: 47
    • Some precipitation
  • Monday:
    • High: 69
    • Low: 55
    • Rain along with strong winds.
    • NOTE: There is the potential for severe weather staring tomorrow evening. There will be strong winds with gusts up to 65 mph, potential for flooding as well as isolated tornadoes.
  • Tuesday:
    • High: 65
    • Low: 45
    • Chance of precipitation.

As always: please be safe and have a good week!

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