A spring pattern brings heavy rain

Good Saturday and welcome to a weekend straight out of March. We have a massive storm system rolling our way for the next few days. This storm will unleash heavy rain, thunderstorms and very gusty winds. Beyond that, winter settles back into the region.

Today’s record high in Lexington is 72 degrees, but I don’t think we will get there. Highs will generally be in the mid and upper 60s under a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will be very gusty and I can’t rule out isolated showers or thunderstorms.

The NAM brings one low into western Kentucky with a bigger storm going up just to our east. This is impressive on the NAM:


Notice how the NAM is now ramping up rain totals in the east because of that stronger low:


The GFS is pretty similar:


The GFS is also targeting eastern Kentucky for some big time rains:


That’s an ugly look and one we will need to monitor very closely this weekend. There’s also the chance for a strong storm or two on Sunday.

The GFS continues to try to spawn a few snowflakes by Monday night:

GFS snow

Winter returns late next week as we kick off a series of systems diving in from the northwest. The GFS shows some decent action from late next week into the following week:

GFS snow 2

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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