Happy Tuesday, folks! Highs today have only risen into the 70s with low humidity in place. Many of us even woke up to lows in the 40s this morning! Combined with mostly sunny skies and it's hard to ask for a much better day. Saying that, for many of us across Kentucky, we still need some rain!
The Bluegrass State saw a couple rounds this past week, one on Wednesday (6/7) and the other on Sunday (6/11). Some got the help they needed, while others missed out. Below is a look at total accumulations across the two events. Totals were highest across the eastern half of Kentucky, especially-so throughout the southeast, where many saw 1-3+ inches.
On the other side of the spectrum; while Western and West-Central KY saw rainfall, it wasn't nearly enough. A large portion of this area stayed under a half inch. Anything helps, but this was ultimately a third straight week of below normal rainfall for Western KY. On average, W-KY has only averaged 0.53 inches over the past 3 weeks, which is over 2.5 inches below normal! One of the more significant dry spots has been in Trigg County, where the local Mesonet station in Cadiz saw 21 straight days of dry conditions between May 21st and June 10th. Making matters worse, this station only recorded 0.09 inches on Sunday!