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Today was a bit cooler with high temps only reaching in the upper 30s across much of the area, which was lower than originally forecasted from the mid to upper 40s. Not only did we deal with cooler temps today but we also dealt with a break from the rain but it won't last long as showers return to the forecast tonight as well as a new Flood Watch, details are below:
As stated above, we were able to enjoy a break in the precipitation today as the area was situated between the cold front that pushed through as well as an area of canadian high pressure.
Tonight, precipitation kicks back in as rain chances remain between 90%-100%. This precipitation is due to being ahead of a large upper trough as it moves across the Ohio Valley.
Locally here in South Central Kentucky we will see just rain. Central & Northern Kentucky could get a slight taste of a wintry mix including some light icy precipitation (freezing rain, sleet, snow).
Looking ahead into Thursday, Thursday night, & Friday, a Flood Watch has been issued and will be effective starting at Midnight EST Thursday 2/24 through 7 AM EST Friday 2/25. Please see the graphic below for the counties included in this watch:
Adding additional rainfall on top of the rain we have received over the last 48 hours has the potential for some localized flooding. See below the latest rainfall totals per the Kentucky Mesonet site over the last 48 hours:
Once we get past this wet weather, we will see a drier forecast for the weekend into next week before a slight chance of showers shows up in the forecast again. Below is a short overview of what to expect:
Tonight - 90% Showers - Lows in the mid 30s.
Thursday - Flood Watch in effect - 100% Showers - Highs in the mid 50s.
Thursday Night - Flood Watch remains - 100% Showers - Lows in the upper 30s.
Friday - Flood Watch expires at 7 AM EST - 100% AM Showers - Highs in the mid 40s.
Friday Night - Mostly Cloudy - Lows in the mid 20s.
Saturday - Partly Sunny - Highs in the mid 40s.
Saturday Night - Mostly Cloudy - Lows in the upper 20s.
Sunday - Mostly Sunny - Highs in the upper 40s.
Sunday Night - Mostly Clear - Lows in the mid 20s.
Monday - Sunny - Highs in the mid 40s.
Monday Night - Mostly Clear - Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Next chance of showers will be Tuesday night currently showing at 20%.
Keep in mind the forecast is subject to change and when it does I will be sure to update you on 98.7.