Yesterday's storms put down quite a bit of rain and caused some flooding yesterday near Elizabethtown. Storms that kept developing and moving right over parts of Hardin, Bullitt, Grayson, and Hart counties put down more than four inches of rain in some cases, so it's no wonder there were flooding issues. Later on last night a few smaller storms moved through the Louisville Metro area giving places like Bowman Field and Jeffersontown a good helping of rain while areas closer to the airport saw none. Be sure to click the image on the left to see a better look at yesterday's estimated rainfall totals.
If you weren't happy about the storms making your weekend plans more difficult, I can at least give you consolation by saying that the first half of the workweek looks free and clear of any storms. Not sure if that's going to make anyone feel better, but I have to try right? In all seriousness we really do need the rain, especially in areas to the west of Louisville. High pressure and drier air behind yesterday's cold front will be surpressing rain chances until Thursday. Temperatures will only be in the upper 80's today but the more typical lower 90's will be back on Tuesday and Wednesday as warmer air from the south flows back into the region.
A trough of low pressure swinging its way through the Great Lakes will be creating our next storm chance here for Thursday and Thursday night especially. A cold front at the surface will once again be driving out the hot, humid air that we'll have had over us for a couple days and replace it with below-normal temperatures for your weekend. Yes, you read that right, below normal temperatures. We're talking highs in the mid to lower 80's for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with the rain expected to clear out completely for the weekend portion of that period. It makes this past rainy weekend easier to stomach when there's cooler weather on the way, right?