Wet weather begins the last week of April

Good Monday, everyone. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms are targeting us as we kick off the final week of April. The rain is from a series of systems set to impact our weather through the weekend.

Can we change it up as we head into Kentucky Derby Week? Yes, and I will focus on that in a bit.

Let’s start with the wet weather we have out there today. This is coming from an area of low pressure spinning to our south, throwing moisture our way. Another system will then join the mxi by Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing some more scattered action.

The models continue to show some hefty totals by Wednesday:

Here are your radars to track today’s rain:

The system diving in here from Friday into the weekend is pretty darn impressive for this time of year. Check out how this thing looks at 500mb:

That type of look can bring some very chilly temps, gusty winds, showers and even some high elevation snowflakes.

The good news is that it isn’t going to hang around forever, with mother nature trying to flip a switch to spring as we head into Kentucky Derby week. Watch this big ridge develop across the eastern half of the country, sending the cold into the west:

Warm temps are likely to develop for the week, but we will need to be on guard for some big thunderstorms lurking as we get closer to the big weekend.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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