Monday's strong storm chance

Strong winds and heavy rain possible.
Posted at 10:10 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 22:17:42-04

The work week will be off to a stormy start. A strong cold front will sweep across the Bluegrass Monday night. Out ahead of it gusty showers and a few strong storms will be possible beginning Monday afternoon.

It will get warm and windy in a hurry. We are expecting highs in the upper 70s along with gusts up to 35 mph. Peaks of sunshine through the early afternoon will add fuel to the advancing shied of rain. Widespread showers and embedded storms will move into the Bluegrass during the late afternoon. Futuretrack has been pinging the evening commute time as the best time for thunderstorms. The wind will be an issue inside and outside of storms tomorrow. Any strong storm will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts. The best chance for severe thunderstorms will be across the Mississippi Valley. But given the environment we could see some stronger storms of our own. Heavy rain is also possible. One to two inches could fall across the region into Tuesday morning.

The cold front will cross Monday night. The storm threat will diminish as the activity pushes into eastern Kentucky. All showers will exit by Tuesday morning.

We will see a brief cool shot behind Monday's storms. Highs will drop from the upper 70s to the lower 60s on Tuesday. Temperatures will stay relatively mild through late week. Another round of widespread rain and storms will come down the line next weekend.