Good morning, folks, and happy Monday!
For today, expect warm and partly cloudy conditions with highs in the low 80s. Overall a pretty nice May day. We will be tracking rain that will move in tonight into tomorrow however, with rain chances starting around midnight. A few rumbles of thunder and gustier winds cannot be ruled out. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
What to Watch For
Tomorrow will bring the potential for severe weather into the late afternoon and evening time frame. Currently the SPC has outlined the region in a marginal to slight risk for severe weather, which is a lower end threat, but a threat nonetheless. Gutsy winds and small hail are possible along with heavy rain, so use caution when traveling and stay tuned to local forecasts tomorrow. For the rest of the week, Wednesday looks dry, followed by rain chances again for your Thursday and Friday. Could be a wet and warm week!
With the Kentucky Derby happening this weekend, let’s take a look at some historical weather extremes for the event day, courtesy of NWS Louisville:
Coldest temperature: 36° May 4, 1940 and May 4, 1957
Warmest temperature: 94° May 2, 1959
Wettest: 3.15″ of rain May 5, 2018
Frozen precipitation: On May 6, 1989 sleet was observed from 1:01pm to 1:05pm
Have a great week everyone 🙂