A widespread rain is often a good thing this time of year, as July through September are typically our driest months. We are still a couple inches below average for the summer, but recent rains will help our area yards, gardens, and crops. More rain is on the way as a cold front moves through the area later today and tonight.
The first two maps below show the radar estimated rainfall amounts over the last 24 hours. The first map is over the Metro area, then next map shows all of our viewing area, with the heaviest amounts to the north. Louisville officially received almost 1.50" of rain.
The next three maps show the cold front moving through with Futurecast. Plan on more showers and storms (some locally strong) this evening and later tonight over southern Indiana and Kentucky. By early Tuesday morning most of the rain will be southeast, along with the cold front.
The last three maps show the latest drought status for our area from the US Drought Monitor. Yellow is "Abnormally Dry" and Orange is "Level 1 Drought". Without the recent rain, much of our area would soon likely be heading into a Level 1 Drought.
Behind the cold front much cooler Canadian air is arriving with temperatures 10-15 degrees below average with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s! Enjoy, if you're ready for a break from the heat!