A Day of Rain… Localized Flooding is Possible

A stalled frontal boundary sits across SE KY this morning. By this afternoon, the front turns into a warm front as an area of low pressure rolls into the state later this evening.  All of those pieces (along with an upper level disturbance) will lead to periods of rain across the state today.  Areas near the river (from Paducah to Louisville to Covington) could get anywhere from .5″ – 1.5″ of rain.  From Bowling Green to Lexington and points south & east could get anywhere from near 2″ of rain… up to 3″ (locally more).  These areas have the higher risk for localized flooding…prompting a Flood Watch through tonight.  Remember, NEVER drive over a flooded roadway.  

This low pressure system will move away on Tuesday, but enough moisture will remain through the 1st half of Tuesday for a colder air mass to catch up to it…transistioning the rain to snow.  Nothing more than a dusting is expected for most areas…but a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect late tonight through Tuesday morning for Extreme Northern KY because up to 1″ is possible…and roads could be a bit slick (this includes the city of Covington). 

Highs will reach the low 40s for many cities today (warmer for SE KY due to being south of a frontal boundary). Highs will stay in the 30s for Tuesday, and lows will fall into the 20s by Wednesday morning…with more 30s by the afternoon. Thankfully, the sunshine will dominate for Midweek.  However Thursday morning will be the coldest with temps fall into the Teens! 

Expect a warm up to near 50° for Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon.  Also, WINTER officially begins on Saturday.