A mild and soggy period coming

Good Wednesday, everyone. The mild weather has arrived in the bluegrass state and this will carry us through the upcoming weekend. There’s only one problem… it’s going to bring a lot of rain with it.

Temps today will warm into the low and middle 50s as clouds slowly increase from the southwest. These clouds are being pushed by an area of low pressure across Texas that will slowly lift northward across the Mississippi River Valley through Friday. A few showers may get as close by as southern parts of the state today.

Most of the showers arrive late tonight and early Thursday and scattered thunderstorms will also be possible. Temps Thursday will begin to rise toward the upper 50s and low 60s from south to north.

Scattered storms will then continue into early Friday as the mild air takes control and takes us into Saturday. Can we get close to record highs? The short answer is, yes. The record for Lexington Friday is 66 and is 71 on Saturday. If we can get enough sun on those days… we have a shot.

A cold front will move in by Saturday night and early Sunday and will put the brakes on. This will allow waves of low pressure to work along the boundary through early next week. This could set the stage for a lot of rain across the region. Take a look at the impressive rain numbers coming from the GFS:

GFS Rain

Colder air will slowly filter in by Tuesday and Wednesday and we will have to watch for some snow chances for the second half of next week.

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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