Good afternoon, we are currently seeing some calm weather behind yesterday's storm that brought rainfall to southern Kentucky. A combination of weak upper-level ridging and surface high pressure will make for a relatively beautiful day today with high temperatures reaching the lower 40s under partly cloudy skies. Clouds will begin to increase overnight as an area of low pressure to our west begins to move east. A few rain showers can't be ruled out before sunrise with temperatures remaining above freezing.
A significant rainfall event will begin tomorrow as surface low pressure moves from eastern Kansas into the Great Lakes region. Ahead of this low, expect breezy conditions as winds turn to the south and help to push warm and moist air into the region. Despite cloudy skies, we will make a run at 60° by tomorrow afternoon. Scattered rain showers in the morning will give way to more widespread rainfall tomorrow evening. Heavy rain is expected tomorrow night as a cold front will move across the state with a few rumbles of thunder possible. Flooding will be a concern as around 2" of rainfall is expected to fall tomorrow. As a result, the WPC has placed our area in a slight risk for excessive rainfall tomorrow.
|Day 2 Excessive Rainfall Outlook valid for 3/3/15 (Courtesy:WPC)|
|Day 3 Probability of >4" of Snowfall valid on 3/4/15 (Courtesy: WPC)|
Monday 3/2 - High: 42° Low: 36° Winds: N at 5-10 mph becoming easterly overnight.
Precipitation: Stray rain shower possible overnight.
Skies: Partly Cloudy becoming Cloudy overnight.
Tuesday 3/3 - High: 61° Low: 40 Winds: S at 10-20 mph becoming W at 5-15 mph overnight.
Precipitation: Scattered showers before noon, becoming a steady rain during the afternoon. Heavy rain is expected overnight with daily rainfall amounts of around 2".
Wednesday 3/4 - High: 40° Low: 18° Winds: NW at 5-10 mph.
Precipitation: Rain likely throughout the day with rain changing to a mix of snow and sleet Wednesday night. Additional rainfall totals up to 1". Snow and sleet accumulations likely.
Forecaster: Zack Leasor