Waiting For The Water

Good Wednesday everyone. Showers and storms have been common across much of southern Kentucky over the past few days. The rest of the state is waiting on the much needed rains to slowly spread northward. That looks to happen over the next couple of days.

A stalled out front is draped across the Tennessee Valley and will hang around there into Thursday. That’s when it will start to drift northward into the state. A few ripples of low pressure will develop along this front and help squeeze out additional rains. Showers and thunderstorms should really increase and the heaviest rain may fall across central and western Kentucky. The latest 5 day rainfall forecast from the HPC shows some impressive numbers:

That would mean the heaviest totals would be falling across the exact areas of the state that have been the driest. Look at just how far below normal we are:

The western part of the state is running deficits of -20 inches since January first. The surge of rain over the next several days may go a long way in helping us out in the short term.

It appears this is a sign of a wetter pattern that may hang around into next week.

Today’s showers and storms will be more common across southern Kentucky and those should show up on regional radar:

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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