Good Tuesday and thanks for making us your source for weather. We are FINALLY turning the water faucet off as our rainstorm makes the slow transition toward winter. This means a touch of the white stuff is on the menu into early Wednesday.
Many parts of the state picked up 3″-4″ of rain since Sunday and this is causing some high water issues. Many streams will continue to be out of their banks early today and several rivers are under Flood Warnings. This includes Stoner Creek in Paris, where minor flooding is likely.
Lexington continues to climb the rainfall ladder in many different categories. 2011 is now the third wettest year on record and we still have another month to make a run at the top spot.
Let’s break down the switch to wintry.
– The heaviest rains end early today as colder air surges in from the south.
This means an early morning mix of rain and snow will be possible across much of
central and southern Kentucky. Areas of western Kentucky will see mainly snow
with some accumulation possible.
– Some dry air will work in underneath the cold upper low as it passes on top of us. This will shut the precip off for several hours into the afternoon as some rays of sun return for a bit. Winds are going to crank as the low works over top of us.
– Backlash rain and snows will then work in from the northwest this evening into the overnight hours. These should carry us into the first half of Wednesday across central and
eastern Kentucky. A light accumulation will be possible in some areas. This
would generally be on elevated surfaces.
Track the changes…
I will have more updates later today. Enjoy your Tuesday and take care.