Flood potential Monday. Rain/snow Tuesday AM

Strong storm producing a mixed bag of conditions
Posted at 2:31 PM, Dec 16, 2019

Rain showers continue across the state in a widespread and persistent fashion. Most locations receive light rain showers, with rounds of moderate to heavy mixed in. Flood conditions are present in areas already, and keep in mind that the rain will continue through at least tomorrow morning. Temperatures are running cold in the 30s on the north side of the system where winds are moving north to south. The opposite side of the front has temperatures in the 50s as winds continue out of the south.

A gloomy Monday has been met with persistent rainfall. A shield of light rain sits overhead, with rounds of moderate to heavy mixed in. Rainfall has totaled as high as an inch and a half in some areas, but generally has been anywhere from a half inch to an inch. Minor flood conditions are present in many locations, including Montgomery, Bath, Rowan, and Fleming Counties, where a FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect. A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect across the entire south, southeast, and portions of the Bluegrass counties. Watch for high water through early Tuesday morning. Snow is also going to be a feature through Tuesday morning with cold air diving in behind the storm system. We’re still on pace to see a bit of a changeover with some minor accumulations. Showers will fall as far south as the Cumberland Parkway, but will be mixed with rain mostly. Amounts up to a quarter of an inch are possible in the Bluegrass and I-64 corridor but will collect mostly on grassy and elevated surfaces. Roads will be warm enough to melt off whatever hits them. Highest amounts will be collected on the other side of the Ohio River. Despite not collecting much on roads, be prepared for a slippery commute Tuesday morning thanks to wet roads. Also, keep in mind that bridges and overpasses could cool to freezing and have light ice or snow. The sun will begin to shine midweek as high-pressure slides in. Cold air will stick around through the end of the week, before a climb back to mild next week.