Good Tuesday everyone. We are gearing up for a wild weather day across the state and especially for the city of Lexington. This is likely to be the day Lexington breaks the all time wettest year record and should also be the day we pick up our first light accumulation of snow.
Lexington needs only .58″ of rain today for 2011 to surpass 1935 as the wettest year ever for the city. There is an excellent chance for this record to bite the dust as heavy rain surges in during the first half of this Tuesday.
The second part of the “wild” day comes during the afternoon and evening hours as we make the transition to a period of snow. A wet ground will eat a lot of the snowflakes that fall, but it may come down hard enough for a coating to MAYBE a grassy inch in a few spots across the state.
Snow showers will then kick in this evening and overnight and this may lay down more light accumulations. Temps by Wednesday morning will hit the low and mid 20s and this means some slick spots may develop on area roads.
Rainfall Since Midnight
I will have updates as needed and will send out some quick thoughts via twitter. Have a great Tuesday and take care.