Posted: Mar 18, 2013 7:40 AM by Stormtracker Meteorologist Tom Ackerman
We're starting off the week with a bang! At 7:30 Monday morning it was 35 degrees in Covington and 61 in Monticello... a 26 degree temperature spread from north to south across the Commonwealth! In addition scattered showers and storms are rolling through mainly Monday morning into early afternoon as a warm front and a surge of milder air lifts into the state. There is a slight risk for severe storms mainly over southeastern Kentucky today with damaging straight line wind the primary concern. We'll also need to watch for hail and locally heavy rain. A flood watch is in effect over northern KY but watch for torrential rain everywhere today as repeated rounds of showers and storms put down 1-2" of rain.
The storm threat should diminish rapidly late this afternoon as a cold front pushes east. Highs will jump to the low to mid 60s ahead of the cold front then tank to around freezing tonight with lingering showers as colder air follows. Tuesday will be sunnier and drier but also brisk... expect chillier highs in the mid to upper 40s. Wednesday will see a chance for a few rain/snow showers as a weak ripple of low pressure cuts through with highs still in the low to mid 40s. Thursday could be the coldest day of the week, upper 30s but partly sunny and dry.