Things Calm Down For The Rest Of The Year

Good Wednesday to one and all. We’re already to the middle of a shortened work week for many folks as we get set to close out 2011. The weather for the next few days looks rather calm and that should carry us into New Year’s weekend. Beyond that, old man winter threatens to really get going.

In case you missed it… 2011 is now the wettest year on record for the city of Lexington. 1.16″ of rain fell Tuesday and that was enough to boost us past 1935 and into the record books. It’s fitting that the Tuesday rain was also the most rainfall ever recorded on December 27th. Our 2011 rain total is now at 66.35″ and I doubt we add very much to that before the year is over.

What about the weather over the next few days? The 5 Day Forecast has all the answers:

There could be a few flurries hanging around early today before our skies clear out. Highs will range from the mid 30s in the east to near 40 across the west.

Readings will rise well into the mid and upper 40s for Thursday and Friday as a system passes us by to the north. There will be a weak clipper working across the Ohio Valley Friday night and this could bring a rain or snow shower in here early Saturday morning. New Year’s Eve and Day look breezy and seasonally cool.

That brings us to early next week and the models are jumping all over an arctic cold front slamming through here by Monday. The European Model also shows the threat for a big storm to crank up just to our east:

That’s something we will be following over the next several days. Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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