A small break from the rain

Good Wednesday, folks. The rain train is taking a small break across the state, but the break won’t last long. Additional rounds of showers and storms move back in over the next few days, with heavier rain arriving this weekend.

Wednesday is a dry day for many areas, with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the 40s on a westerly wind.

Watch how quickly another southern system roars in from the southwest Thursday and early Friday:


That can easily drop an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain on Kentucky.

This sets the stage for some possible high-water problems later this weekend and Monday. That’s when the big daddy system develops and slowly works across our region:


Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be noted, and the rain will fall on soaked ground with swollen waterways. The potential for high water is real and something we have to keep a very close eye on.

The last two runs of the GFS show areas of 4 inches of rain through Monday:

GFS Rain

GFS Rain 2

Believe it or not, there is a good chance that the model is underdone with the rain totals.

In addition to the heavy rain, the winds are going to be absolutely cranking. Gusts of 50 mph will be possible at times with such a powerful low on top of us.

There is the chance of some snowflakes getting into the action by Monday as the upper low passes over us.

From there, winter takes control, with another system moving in after the “big daddy.” Looking at the pattern, there’s a good chance to get snow on the ground before the month is over. That’s especially the case with these temps taking control in the final week of January:

GFS Temps

Have a wonderful Wednesday and take care.

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