Cloudy & Cooler Today / “Saturday Soaker”

Clouds will blanket the sky today, and most of KY will either sit along or north of a frontal boundary…putting us in a cooler air mass.  So, expect a dreary/cooler day compared to yesterday…but temps won’t be too far off from average with Mid 60s.  With the exception for areas near the TN border, rain won’t be a factor until early Saturday. 

An area of low pressure will make its way into our region on Saturday, and it’ll bring 2 rounds of rain: 1st round of moderate to heavy rain will be through the morning…2nd round will be through late afternoon & into the evening.  Severe weather doesn’t look to be a big concern, but we’ll have to monitor the potential for strong storms with the 2nd wave…especially since some areas may heat up a bit during the lull in rain activity.  Regardless, rainfall estimates will generally range from 2″ – 4″ across the state.  Here’s the break down for various cities:

Louisville:  2″-3″

Lexington: 1″- 3″

Bowling Green: 2″ – 4″ (the 4″ range is most likely for areas in W. KY nearest the Missouri / IL borders) … We’ll have to closely monitor the flood risk in these areas. 

Northern KY:  2″ – 3″ 

This system moves out by Sunday morning, but clouds will linger.  Highs will range from Mid 60s (West) to Low 70s (east) across KY on Saturday, then it cools down into the 60s for Sunday.  Early next week starts with temps near 70°, but a strong cold front looks to cross by Tuesday night… opening the door to CANADIAN air.  So, it looks much COLDER for the Halloween timeframe.  Stay tuned for updates as we get closer.