Rain and wind started through the day Sunday and continues today. What used to be a powerful hurricane in the Atlantic is now a shell of its former self, but still dropping copious amounts of rain from the Coastal Carolinas all the way up to Lake Erie. We are tracking overcast skies with persistent mist or light rain and occasional bands of moderate to heavy rain.
We continue to track Florence as a weak, but persistent tropical depression. Winds in Kentucky are variable between 5 and 15 mph with current gusts reaching 20-25. Peak gusts from the storm have totaled near 30 mph in a few locations. Rain is another issue entirely. So far today, we’ve picked up anywhere from a trace to about an inch and a half in some areas. The two day rainfall totals top out between an inch and two east of Interstate 64. Rain will continue through this evening and even into tomorrow morning as the storm is sent packing by the upper-level jet stream. Rain will wrap up in the eastern counties sometime tomorrow morning as the clouds start eroding from the NW for the Bluegrass. We’ll warm up midweek as more sunshine will be present. A late summer feeling will stick around this week. Next best chance for rain still looks to be end of the week.