We’re only a few hours away from a good shot at some rain. As of now, we’re looking at a few isolated t-showers that are winding down. At their peak they were dropping moderate to heavy rain and producing a few lightning strikes. However, as the heat of the day has decreased, so has the strength of the showers. The rain coming in tomorrow will be much more widespread, and the subsequent rain into Monday will be expansive as well.
Rain showers will start to move in through the late morning hours Monday for some, and the early afternoon for most. The heaviest and most widespread rain will occur overnight from Sunday into Monday. Showers will wrap up along a clearing line in the Bluegrass around the middle afternoon and will continue to push out of the southeast through the evening of Monday. Rainfall amount trends continue to show about a half inch to 3”+. We need the rain badly, but this much rain could lead to some problems. The soil is incredibly dry, and since it will take a while to saturate, rain runoff will be more pronounced. Therefore, flooding is a concern for some, especially south and east. Watch for high water through Tuesday morning. Temperatures will remain cool through the early-week event.