Rounds of rain on the way

Good Saturday to one and all. Chilly temperatures roll on as we edge closer and closer to the end of our long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As the weekend wraps up, we will start to focus on the potential for heavy rainfall moving into the region.

Highs today will be in the low and middle 40s in most areas as clouds will be slow to clear. If you’re heading to the tree lightning in downtown Lexington at 6:30, plan on temps dropping into the upper 30s.

Clouds will increase on Sunday ahead of two storm systems moving in here early next week. The first arrives Monday and lasts into early Tuesday, and should bring a lot of rain and wind:

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We catch a windy and mild break Tuesday afternoon, but the next system then rolls in here by Tuesday night and Wednesday. The exact track of that is still up in the air, but odds favor this moving just to our east, with another round of heavy rain for the central and east:

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A general 1″-3″ of rain is possible for the entire state from Monday through Wednesday. For many, that would be more than we’ve had for the past 2 months.

There’s even a chance we close that out with a few flakes flying Wednesday night as colder air moves in to start December. This is a seasonally cold air mass for Thursday and Friday:

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Another system is going to try to come underneath that cold air by the weekend. That could result on rain and snow:

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Looking deeper into December, the CFS continues to deepen the cold across the country:

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Coast to coast cold isn’t that common across the country. But the latest blocking pattern suggests that’s a real possibility.

Make it a great Saturday and take care.

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