A Soaking End to the Week

Rain will gradually fill into the state today, with rain more likely by this afternoon and evening.  Expect periods of Moderate to Heavy rain that will last through early Friday before the intensity slacks up to more of a light-moderate variety. Regardless, it’ll be a rainy next day or so with rainfall estimates of nearly 1.5″ closer to the Ohio River… and 2″ – 2.5″ (locally more) across some areas of SSE KY near the TN Border.   Flooding is obviously a concern; so, stay tuned for any potential watches or warnings that could be issued. 

Otherwise, it’ll be relatively mild for this time of year.  Highs today will flirt with 50°, and it’ll be a little warmer tomorrow (Friday) with upper 50s possible ahead of a cold front.  The front will cross our state early Saturday morning, and some lingering moisture may meet up with the colder air that’ll be filtering in.   So, many areas could see a brief switch from rain to snow throughout the day on Saturday… but forecast models are starting to agree that little to no accumulations are expected.  Highs Saturday will be closer to average (near 40°)…with lows near the freezing mark through Sunday morning.  Sunday brings some sunshine with highs near 50°.

Early next week, temps warm up a bit for Monday with highs back to around 50° with lots of sunshine.   There could be another brief rain/snow mix by Tuesday with our next system… stay tuned for updates.