More rain on the way

Good Wednesday, folks. Our new year is off and running with a lot of clouds and seasonal temps. Even though we have flipped the calendar to a new year, the same old tired pattern looks to persist. That’s right, we have more rain heading toward Kentucky.

The first round of 2019 rain arrives today across the southern and eastern parts of the state. It’s a chilly rain, with local half inch amounts showing up for some. Farther north, lots of clouds will be noted with the chance for a shower or two.

Here are your Wednesday rain trackers:

That moves away early Thursday as cloudy skies and chilly temps remain. That calm doesn’t last very long as another system zips in here from Thursday night through Saturday morning. That brings heavy rain to many areas, with an outside chance we end it as a mixed bag of precipitation:

That system misses it’s connecting flight and just cannot get any cold air into it.

Once that goes by, temps turn mild for the weekend, before a greater change develops. That change means we actually slow down the southern storm brigade, leading to the northern branch to throw some systems our way:

That’s more of a back and forth pattern setting up next week, but those initial changes of slowing down the southern storm track are important and a sign of bigger changes ahead.

This winter, just like the majority of our winters of the past decade, will be strongly skewed toward the second half of the season. Expect this to kick in around mid-month and settle in through February and early March.

Have a great day and take care.

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