A busy pattern change is lurking

Good Wednesday everyone. We’re coming off a soaker of a day across our part of the world. Lexington picked up slightly more than an inch of rain, and this looks to be the start of a busy weather period. This increase in action is likely to take us into the start of a wintry pattern next week.

Things will clear out nicely today as partly sunny skies return. Readings will hit the upper 40s to about 50 for much of the area. Lows will drop to the upper 20s tonight, and that will set us up for another decent weather day Thursday.

A Thursday evening Christmas parade will fill the streets in downtown Lexington, so the forecast takes on added importance. It looks chilly, with temps in the low 40s with a few clouds around. The NAM simulated radar is even suggesting a few sprinkles:

We’ll have to wait and see how that plays out, but it should be mostly dry skies.

The action should pick up by Friday, as the rain returns when a front stalls out across the Ohio Valley. That front should hand around through the weekend and should produce rounds of showers and some thunder. Locally heavy rainfall will be possible.

A stronger area of low pressure will try to swing through here by Sunday night and Monday. This will unleash much colder air into the region, and that shows up on the European Model:

That system is the one that helps our pattern make the transition into a colder one, with the potential for some snowflakes at some point next week.

Make it a great Wednesday and take care.

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