Rounds of rain on the way

Good Thursday, folks. Our weather pattern is about to kick into high gear and produce rounds of rain across the Bluegrass State. This weather outlook will eventually take us into a much more wintry-looking pattern by early next week.

This evening is the Lexington Christmas parade, and I’m going to be watching the radar very closely. There is the potential for us to see a scattered shower or two across Southern Kentucky today.┬áThat action might work in before the parade is finished. You can play the role of weatherperson by tracking the showers on regional radar:

Temps today will hit the low 50s and drop into the 40s during the evening.

Rain will increase overnight into Friday as a cold front heads into the Ohio Valley and stalls out. This allows for waves of low pressure to develop along the front and keep the rain going through the weekend. Some locally heavy downpours will be possible during this time.

A potent storm system will then work across the Ohio Valley on Sunday night. This will drag a cold front through here early Monday and give us a 20 to 30 degree drop in a few hours. Rain is likely to change to snow showers and flurries during the afternoon and evening. That transition shows up nicely on the GFS:

Highs by Tuesday will stay in the 30s as the overall pattern heads toward a wintry one for the second half of December.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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