Better weather follows today’s rain

Good Thursday, everyone. March is off and running on a wet and windy note across the bluegrass state. This is continuing the trend set by our record breaking wet February, but some better weather moves in for the weekend.

A quick review of February in Lexington finds 2018 as the wettest February on record with 10.13″ of rain. It was also the second warmest February on record, behind only last February. Our pattern of extreme weather knows no bounds, and now spans every month and season.

The rain out there today will be heaviest across the south, where some flooding issues may develop. Here are your tracking tools for the day:

Winds will be very gusty this afternoon and evening as the rain slowly shuts off. Gusts of 40mph will be possible.

Temps crash into the 30s tonight, leading to an outside chance for a few flurries across the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

This sets us up for a breezy and seasonal weekend. Skies will be sunny from Friday through Sunday, with temps slowly moderating. Highs Friday and Saturday will be 50-ish, with temps deeper into the 50s for Sunday.

Another cold front then works in here on Monday, bringing more showers and rumbles of thunder. That opens the gates to more of a winter looking setup next week:

That look as much colder than normal temps moving in for several days in a row:

Make it a great Thursday and take care.

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