Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain hit Christian County and the neighboring counties early Tuesday morning, but there were no reported injuries or severe damage.
“We had a few damages,” said Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham. “A home on Cox Mill Road received damages to their roof and another home received garage damages. We also had sporadic damages such as loss of electricity and some fallen trees.”
Christian County received approximately 1 inch of precipitation on Monday, according to the Kentucky Mesonet.
Graham mentioned that numerous alerts were issued Monday night to keep an eye out for severe thunderstorms and said that the Emergency Management Alert system did well informing and updating the community.
Derrick Snyder, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, predicted above average temperatures and calm weather for the rest of the week in the weekly weather report on Tuesday.
According to Snyder, but no flooding or extreme severe weather is expected after Tuesday.
“Rivers have been dry and low lately so there is no river flooding warning; they may rise a lot but they’re not going to hit the flood stage,” said Snyder.
According to Snyder, a cold front will pass through the area on Wednesday, triggering widely scattered storms and resulting in cooler weather for the rest of the week.
Thursday and Friday are expected to be dry, with highs in the upper 40s and nightly lows in the 20s.
Snyder predicted slightly above-normal temperatures for the weekend, with highs in the 50s and lows around freezing, with a chance of rain each day.
“The 7-14 day outlook is strongly favoring above normal temperatures- which is usually our coldest time of the year and we will also have near normal precipitation,” said Snyder.
The majority of Kentucky is no longer experiencing drought conditions, according to the US Drought Monitor, and Christian County’s drought conditions have decreased to abnormally dry conditions (D0).