Overnight a large area of showers over western IN and western KY slowly moved toward Louisville. I hadn’t expected them to make it here, but they arrived around sunrise and produced, in general, a light (.10 to .20″) rain over the area – with ONE major exception! Radar rain estimates were quite uniform except for one small area. Southwestern Jefferson County got a huge rain burst around 6-7:30 this morning. Nothing unusual anywhere around that one area, but a narrow streak from the airport southwest to near the Ohio River received 1-2″ of rain during that time! It’s a good thing that didn’t hit Valhalla.
A second rain area passed through from around 10 A.P. until 1 P.M. and additional scattered showers have remained in the area since then. As of 5 P.M. scattered showers can be seen in all directions from Louisville, so a few more showers may hit town before nightfall. Higher chance for additional showers this evening will be east of Louisville.
Tomorrow and Sunday we’ll still be left with this warm and humid air mass AND the models continue to drift weak upper level energy pockets our way. The result shouldn’t be quite the same, however. Any storms should be disorganized and spotty. Although a majority of us should hear thunder and perhaps see a brief thunderstorm, most of the day will be dry with more abundant sunshine pushing temperatures back into the mid 80’s or so. Sunday looks quieter still – fewer pop-up thunderstorms and they should be late in the day – after the PGA crowns its champion