After a rainy start, sunny and dry weather in store this week

After weeks of storms and heavy rain, its looking like the region will have a welcome period of calm weather heading into the work week.

National Weather Service in Paducah Forecaster Mike York says the forecast is looking dry and sunny after a rainy start Monday, with precipitation chances becoming almost zero through the rest of the week—a much needed break.

Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday might give you a taste of fall, but summer isn’t over yet, with temperatures warming back up towards the weekend.

York says in the six-to-ten-day outlook, it’s looking warmer and drier than average.

The drought that had been creeping in across the region has been warded off, especially in western Kentucky, by repeated heavy rain falls over the past few weeks, with the drought monitor showing no drought conditions at all locally.