Rain has arrived as of this morning and it’s sticking around through the rest of today and into the night. A flood watch has been issued for virtually the entirety of Kentuckiana as rainfall amounts upwards of 3” are possible by Monday morning. Localized areas of flooding in lowing lying areas as well as streams and creek beds are possible. A few rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out, especially to the south of metro Louisville.
The other feature of today will be the wind. Expect breezy south winds between 15 and 20 mph occasionally gusting to 30 mph. High temperatures Sunday will reach the upper 60s (flirting with a record high), so it’ll be a warm, breezy rain.
A strong cold front passes overnight and temperatures dip into the middle 40s for lows. We only recover to the upper 40s for Monday with a few lingering morning showers possible. Southwest winds gusting to 30 mph will yield wind chills in the low 40s.
Calmer, chilly weather is likely for the New Year celebrations Tuesday and Wednesday with temps in the low 40s. Rain returns to the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
TODAY: Rain and storms, occasionally heavy. High: 68. Wind: S 15-20 mph, gusting 30 mph. (Record high: 69° set in 1984)
TONIGHT: Rain and thunderstorms, occasionally heavy. High: 42. Wind: SW 15-30 mph.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cooler. High: 48. Wind: SW 15-30 mph.
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