Happy President’s Day! Lots of rain is expected to sweep across south-central KY this week, so enjoy this dry day as much as you can. To start, a cold front has moved through making temperatures feel a bit cooler than they have been. Todays highs are expected to peak out in the upper 30’s. Moving into the outlook this week, there is a high pressure system sitting in the southeast which will force moisture to feed into our area. The moisture is set to arrive late tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Based on the set up of the ridge to the southeast, lots of moisture will be funneled in bringing upwards of 2.5 inches Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to the the abundance of rain expected to come, the NWS will likely put out a flood watch and/or similar alerts within the day. As always, we will keep you updated when these alerts are put out.
As you can see, rain is expected to be heavy and consistent overnight Tuesday and throughout Wednesday. Do not rule out the possibility of some thunder embedded in the heavier times of rain, as well. A warm front will arrive tomorrow (reason for the warmer temperatures) bringing in the rain behind it. Another wave of precipitation is expected to hit later in the week bringing more rain, but we will keep you updated on amounts and timing. Even though it is a bit cooler today, enjoy it being dry because that will all change tomorrow night.
Today (2/18): Partly cloudy and cool.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and chilly.
Tuesday (2/19): Clouds will increase throughout the day brining rain into the evening. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday Night: Rain (heavy at times) throughout the night and into most of the day Wednesday. Chance of rain 100%.