Heavy Rain Working Across Kentucky

Good Thursday and welcome to another soggy day in the bluegrass state. Heavy rain is working across the state today ahead of a strong cold front. This front will put an end to our spring fling as much colder air works in for the next several days.

Rain totals today may top one inch in many areas. This will  bring the Lexington yearly rainfall total VERY close to the top spot. We should be within an inch of the 1935 record before this rain event is over.

This system moving through today is rather dynamic and I can’t rule out a rare December rumble of thunder. Let’s track the drops:

Rainfall Since Midnight

Temps today will hold steady in the mid 50s for most locations as our winds gust up. The front blows through tonight and our temps will drop more than 20 degrees in less than a 6 hour time span. Readings by morning will be in the mid and upper 30s.

I continue to watch a wave of low pressure skirting by just to our south on Friday. The GFS Ensembles offer a good look at this for Friday evening:

That’s a chilly rain with the heaviest stuff across our southern counties. There should be a few snowflakes mixing in during the afternoon and evening on the northern edge of the rain shield. High temps Friday will hang in the upper 30s to near 40.

The weekend looks seasonably cold with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. There could be a few festive flurries flying by Saturday night.

Another storm takes aim at us by the middle of next week and I will talk more about that later today. Have a great Thursday and take care.

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