What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we hit 71 degrees in Louisville...only 2 degrees shy from tying the previous record of 73 degrees set back in 1896. And if that's not enough we even saw some sunshine too! Now we get to bask in the clouds while sitting next to a fire (wouldn't that be nice!) as temperatures drop today. The big changes we've been talking about for a few days are already underway...lets get down to business.
A cold front will start this morning to the West of Louisville and end the day to the East...simply put we started in the 60s this morning and will end in the 40s after the cold front passes the city. Rain cooled low to mid 40s continue across Southern ILL and Southwestern IN and that chill will be headed this way as we progress through the afternoon. So technically speaking, yes, our high will be recorded earlier this morning but throughout the day temps will settle into the 40s under cloudy skies and showers. Clouds will stay put tonight and so will the rain chances as scattered showers will continue on and off overnight.
More rain tomorrow, Tuesday, and even into Wednesday. When everything is said and done by Wednesday rain totals could exceed 4" in some spots...so flooding will be a concern as we look ahead. Remember, we are oh-so-close to breaking the record for the wettest year in Louisville. 64.60" is the record and as of yesterday we were closing in on 60 inches...so it will be close. I'd say it's a good bet we'll break the record between now and January 1st 2012. Talking temps...well, they won't move much in the coming days as temps will top out in the 40s for the next few days. Winds will shift Northward after the front passes so it will feel cooler than the actual air temperature...only adding insult to injury. We're watching an area of low pressure really closely that could bring us snow Tuesday into Wednesday. We'll continue to keep an eye on this system as Andy will have more at 6 and 11...and I'll be back here with you tomorrow morning from 4:30-7am on WAVE 3 sunrise. Have a great day!