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Elizabeth Rooney walked near the University of Kentucky Student  Center on Monday as the region welcomed some rain, even though it had little effect on the overall dry conditions. More rain is possible Tuesday morning, with clear skies expected later in the week.
Elizabeth Rooney walked near the University of Kentucky Student Center on Monday as the region welcomed some rain, even though it had little effect on the overall dry conditions. More rain is possible Tuesday morning, with clear skies expected later in the week.

Out-of-town visitors got an introduction to fall in the Bluegrass with Monday's cooler temperatures, overcast skies and a rain shower or two. While the rain was welcome, it did little to alleviate the abnormally dry weather the region has experienced. Monday brought Lexington just 0.05 inches of rain, said Michael Mathews, staff meteorologist for the University of Kentucky Agricultural Weather Center. On Friday, the city got 0.27 inches.

"It doesn't hurt, but it doesn't help enough," Mathews said.

The National Weather Service said there was a 60 percent chance of more showers overnight Monday and a 20 percent chance Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon was expected to be partly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s. Wednesday through Friday are expected to be mostly clear, with highs in the low 70s Wednesday and high 70s Thursday and Friday.

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