Heavy rain and record highs possible

Good Tuesday to one and all. This is one amazing Christmas week of weather across much of the eastern half of the country. For us, it means rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms, and potential record high temperatures.

Let’s start with the record potential. Here’s a breakdown of the records and where I expect each day to finish:

Tuesday’s record: 64, 1941.   Forecast: 65.

Wednesday’s record: 68, 1970.   Forecast: 68.

Thursday’s record: 68, 1964.   Forecast: 67.

Christmas Day record: 70, 1982.   Forecast: 65.

Saturday’s record: 71, 1942.   Forecast: 72.

Sunday’s record: 70, 2008.   Forecast: 70.

Daily numbers will change based on shower and thunderstorm action. Overall, this could end up being the warmest Christmas week on record across Central and Eastern Kentucky.

The setup for all this:

EuroThis is also a flow straight from the Gulf of Mexico and one that will deliver a lot of moisture into our region.

Heavy amounts of rain are likely over the next several days. The NAM is showing a good 1 to 3 inches of rain across the state through Christmas Eve:

NAMAfter a break in the rain for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, more rounds of heavy rain and some thunder move in late Christmas day. That continues off and on through the weekend. Local high water problems will be possible during this time.

I lave you with all your weather tracking toys for the day:

 

 

Make it a great Tuesday and take care.

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