Sharply colder temperatures are chasing rain that is moving eastward across the commonwealth. By dawn, the rain had cleared much of western Kentucky, but was steadily falling from west of the Pennyrile Parkway eastward across the Bluegrass region. Temperatures were tumbling in its wake.
Overnight lows are expected to drop down to 29 in parts of WKU Public Radio's listening area.
At Paducah, the dawn reading on Monday was 40 degrees, down from a Sunday high of 72 and headed for an overnight low of 29.
Rain was falling in Louisville and the daybreak temperature of 60 showed the cold front had not reached the city. A Tuesday morning low of 27 degrees lies ahead.
Lexington was 59 degrees. The markedly cold weather is expected to bring readings near 24 degrees to the Bluegrass by Tuesday morning.