Just a quick update here... We're on-target to see a storm chance early Friday morning as a cold front approaches. That's some good news because it's been 20 days since we've had measurable rainfall in Louisville. That's the longest stretch of dry weather since 1999! We don't need any severe weather though and that is ongoing to our west in Missouri and Kansas with multiple tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings at the time of this writing.
The Storm Prediction Center has opted to put a 5% risk of severe thunderstorms in our western counties, mainly west of I-65. These storms, as we've been saying for a while now, will be in a dissipating mode as they move through so I think only an isolated wind damage report or two are possible in our area and mainly west of Louisville. We'll keep tabs on that though because a slower dissipation means a better chance for stronger storms in our area.
The front comes through our area during the noontime hour into the early afternoon. This may allow enough time for additional storms to pop up, but any stronger storms will develop more toward the I-75 corridor. Backlash showers behind this cold front are possible later in the afternoon on Friday but we should clear out all of the rain by Friday night just in time for the high school football games! Much cooler weather arrives for Saturday with highs struggling to reach 60 degrees in most areas and lows in the 40s (maybe some 30s!) by Saturday night.