KENTUCKY - Thanks to a damp first three months of 2020, recent dry stretches across the western half of Kentucky haven’t been enough to create cause for concern.

What You Need To Know

  • Kentucky Saw Above Average Rain January Through March

  • Western Kentucky Had Drier Days in April and May

  • Thursday's Rain Made an Impact

  • Below Normal Rainfall Expected for Kentucky Through Mid-June

From January through March, most of Kentucky saw a surplus of rainfall, with the greatest rainfall falling in the southern half of the Commonwealth.  Some locations near the Tennessee state line received an extreme 12” or more of surplus rainfall.  Areas near and north of I-64 received only a sliver of that, but still a few inches more than average.

Some drier stretches across the western half of Kentucky occurred from April through May, with the driest areas being across portions of south central Kentucky.  Compared to average during those two months, places near Bowling Green, fell short of the average by 1-2”.  The deficit had been worse, but rainfall from Thursday made a fairly large dent in that.

The forecast through mid-June is calling for a relatively dry stretch with only one system bringing significant rainfall in the middle of next week.  Otherwise below normal rainfall is expected through June 26 for all of Kentucky.