Strong, gusty breezes from the southwest will deliver unseasonably warm weather as we start the week, but major changes are around the corner. Late in the day and into the evening, some scattered, potentially strong thunderstorms will arrive from the northwest, shifting into the Bluegrass Region. This will evolve into a more widespread, cooler, occasionally heavy rain across the area on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Colder, brighter and drier air will follow for the end of the week. Temperatures will recover and rain will creep back into the forecast next weekend as the next disturbance arrives on Sunday.
Today: A gusty breeze from the southwest will continue to supply the area with unseasonably warm air. Most of the day will be mostly cloudy and dry, but a round of scattered, strong, potentially severe thunderstorms will push into the Bluegrass Region late in the day and into the evening. Winds: SW 15-25 mph. High: 73.
Tonight: Scattered but heavy showers and thunderstorms in the evening will evolve into a cooler, less intense but still soaking rain across the northern half of the region, late at night. Toward dawn, the rain will shift south, reaching some parts of southern Kentucky. Winds: W 10-15 mph. Low: 55.
Tuesday: A soaking, cooler rain will fall across the area. While a leftover thunderstorm may be embedded within the rain in southern Kentucky, the severe weather potential will be quite a bit lower. Winds will not be as active. Winds: SE 5-10 mph. High: 60.
Tuesday Night: Soaking rain will continue as temperatures fall behind a slow-moving front. Winds: E 5-10 mph. Low: 45.
Wednesday: The rain will come to an end at midweek from northwest to southeast. Rainfall totals will be between 1" and 3" in most areas by the time the rain ends on Wednesday. It will be significantly cooler. WInds: N 5-10 mph. High: 51.