MIDNIGHT UPDATE: Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms currently moving through South-Central Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky will continue to pose a flooding risk overnight. More scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible for Tuesday as a cold front moves through the region. The rain will end from northwest to southeast across Kentucky, as drier and cooler air moves back in by late Tuesday into Tuesday night. Tuesday afternoon high temperatures will be around 81 degrees, with Wednesday morning low temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.
MONDAY EVENING UPDATE: Use caution if you have to do any traveling this evening, as standing water from flash flooding across the Lexington Metro area is causing problems for motorists. The thunderstorm that caused the flooding issues has now dissipated and moved out of the Lexington Metro area, yet high water may still be around. Strong thunderstorms along I-65 between Elizabethtown and Bowling Green look to move eastward through South-Central Kentucky, and will cause heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Eastern Kentucky has had their share of flooding problems earlier, with McDowell Elementary School in Floyd County receiving flooding damage to three buildings. The Lexington Bluegrass Airport has picked up 1.28" of rainfall this afternoon and evening, and Jackson has picked up 4.03" in the past 48 hours.
We will continue to have unsettled conditions and more rounds of rain for tonight into Tuesday, yet pleasant weather returns by midweek.
TONIGHT: A stationary front over northwest Kentucky will continue to give us the chance for scattered rain showers and thunderstorms tonight, with overnight low temperatures around 68 degrees.
TUESDAY: A cold front over the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, will move through Kentucky on Tuesday, bringing another round of rain chances for especially early in the day. However, the cold front will usher in some drier and cooler conditions by Tuesday night. Tuesday afternoon high temperatures will be around 81 degrees, with mostly cloudy skies, and the chance for scattered rain showers through the afternoon hours. Rain will diminish from northwest to southeast throughout the day on Tuesday, as the cold front moves through.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cool, Canadian air will make a return to the Bluegrass state Tuesday night, with clearing skies and overnight low temperatures around 58 degrees by Wednesday morning.
WEDNESDAY: As the kids get geared up to head off to school in the morning, they may need a light jacket while waiting for the school bus, as morning low temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s. Wednesday afternoon will feature mostly sunny to partly sunny skies with a high of 77 degrees.
THURSDAY: High pressure over the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley will continue to give us more of a northerly flow throughout the day, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 76 degrees, which is about 10 degrees below normal for this time of the year!
FRIDAY: Partly sunny skies will be around for Friday, with a high of 79 degrees. There will be a slight chance for a few rain showers on Friday, with the best chance for Eastern Kentucky.
WEEKEND: Mostly cloudy skies and the chance for scattered rain showers return for the week. Some weather models are showing a developing tropical system coming out of the Gulf of Mexico and into the Southeast United States by this weekend. Depending on the exact path, or if this system is even able to materialize, we could have more or less in the form of rain chances this weekend. High temperatures for Saturday and Sunday look to be around 80 degrees.