Ample Rainfall on the Way

A low pressure system will develop over the central Plains today as high pressure over the Ohio Valley pushes eastward.  This will allow for strong southerly flow out of the Gulf of Mexico, which will increase our moisture dramatically ahead of the low pressure system.  This system will bring a cold front towards the region tonight, and will bring ample rain and embedded thunderstorms to our area late this evening through Tuesday morning.  The cold front will pass through Tuesday afternoon.  Rainfall totals could range from roughly a half of an inch up to one inch by Tuesday evening, with the bulk of the rain falling over areas along and surrounding the Ohio River between midnight-10am EST Tuesday.  Locally higher amounts will be possible.  Below is a graphic of forecasted rainfall totals from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center:

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