RADAR RIGHT NOW
If you joined us on Sunrise this morning I talked about the wettest part of the day arriving this morning. Right on cue, storms started firing to the Southwest of Louisville, and scattered rain has formed North of the river. Right now heavy pockets of rain, with some gusty winds and a handful of lightning strikes, are in Southwestern Indiana and Western Kentucky. This batch of showers and storms will impact parts of the area this morning, so just beware you may have to battle wet weather over the next few hours. A strong storm can't be ruled out.
The morning rain and storms should lose some of its punch and push North and East of Louisville by the early afternoon. After that we'll be waiting for a cold front to bring us more substantial rain overnight and into early tomorrow morning. During the afternoon and evening hours a few pop up storms can't be ruled out but we won't be dealing with anything widespread. Meaning, you may have to run inside later today and wait for a storm to pass, but you'll be able to pick up your outdoor plans shortly after any rain passes. All in all, later today looks to be a pretty nice afternoon if you can miss the pockets of storms. Nice...and HUMID! Temps today will top out in the mid to upper 80s with dew point readings in the 70s. Unfortunately any rain we see today won't help to cool us off, it will just make things more humid. A cold front arrives overnight and into tomorrow bringing us a better chance for widespread rain and thunderstorms. The timing of the front is still up in the air as the latest data tries to slow it down and keep the bulk of the rain South...so we'll watch it and post updates as needed. Either way, parts of the area tomorrow morning should see some pretty heavy rain...and bad timing with the BIG SQUEEZE on 65 tomorrow. A SLIGHT RISK of severe weather has been issued just North of our viewing area, so it's worth noting a strong to severe storm could impact the area tomorrow morning.
Other than a passing shower or storm, tailgaiting and kickoff looks good to go at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. If you're headed out to the game tonight I'd suggest downloading the Wave 3 Weather App to keep an eye on any storm that bubbles up this evening. Anything that pops wouldn't be enough to cancel the game, but maybe delay it if there's lightning. Worth watching...but things look promising.