General showers will be the main action over the next few hours. A few could remain on the strong to severe side in eastern parts of Kentucky.
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of Central and Northern Kentucky. While we do expect some heavy rounds of rain... it will be nothing like what the folks in Louisville had to deal with this weekend. At the airport between, in Louisville, Saturday AM and Sunday AM the rain gauge recorded 6.61" of rainfall. In a 24 hour period. So yes, the same system will be coming our way, but not to the same magnitude.
It's all associated with a powerful system sweeping in from the Plains. This is the same system that produced a few feet of snow and severe weather in the Midwest. It has weakened quite a bit!
The rain should be completely out of here by early Monday morning. Eastern Kentucky will be the last place to see the rain. That area has remained mainly dry this weekend.
Behind this front we'll see temperatures come crashing down. Our normal highs should be in the low 70s and it looks like this cold air invasion will set us up for low 60s for a couple of days. The nighttime hours will also bring a solid chill. How about some low and mid 40s? That's definitely a great possibility!
The new work week actually looks very pleasant beyond the chill. The pattern will balance out going into the middle and end of the week. Our daytime highs will return to around normal and we'll see plenty of sunshine.
I'll be in the weather center monitoring the situation all day. I'll provide updates here and on social media as the day progresses. If you don't hear from me, that's a good thing!
Meteorologist Jim Caldwell