Rain arrives before the big chill!
Following a beautiful weekend, we've got some big changes coming.
Although it remains dry across Kentuckiana right now, showers and storms are already forming to our southwest across Western Kentucky and Tennessee.
The precipitation marks the leading edge of some deep Gulf Moisture that is streaming up from the south.
To the north, a strong cold front is forming across the Northern Plains in association with a powerful upper level storm system.
The combination of the approaching moisture and storm system will spell rain for much of the region tomorrow.
AdvanceTrak is picking up on the situation first thing tomorrow with scattered showers developing across our southern counties around 7 or 8 am.
By midday, widespread scattered showers and storms are expected for areas along and south of the Ohio River.
Furthern north, the showers look to remain more isolated across most of Southern Indiana.
By evening, AT is showing some very heavy rainfall across much of Southeastern Kentucky where several inches of the wet stuff will be possible.
There is some question as to how far north the heaviest precip will fall. The GFS wx model from earlier today was painting as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain across our southern counties.
This seems to be on the high side of most estimates. This projection from the Euro wx model seems more reasonable with 1 to 1 1/2 inch amounts across our southern counties.
All models agree on lighter totals on the order of 1/4 to 3/4 inches for the metro and Southern Indiana.
Moral of the story... Carry the rain gear with you out the door tomorrow!
After the rain, be prepared for the cold. Parts of the area could experience their first frost Tuesday night!
For more on that prospect, be sure to wake up with Jude on WDRB in the Morning.
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell