We will remain under a very warm pattern for the next couple of days. A breezy SW wind will pump in unseasonably warm air… with highs today reaching “near” 70° for many cities. Some cities will challenge the Record Highs in place for today. Enjoy the weather because rain moves in after Midnight ahead of a slow moving cold front. So, expect a rainy Tuesday with periods of rain throughout the day….and heavy at times. Even with a day filled with rain, highs will still manage to reach the low 60s ahead of the front. However, temps will fall off dramatically behind the front by Wednesday morning as the day starts with upper 30s.
We’ll get break from the rain Wednesday morning as the front moves well south of our area. However, an area of low pressure will develop on the front and move into KY by Wednesday night…bringing more rain by late afternoon/early evening. Highs will stay in the 40s for Wednesday. As the low actually crosses the state overnight Wednesday into early Thursday, temps may briefly reach the Mid – upper 40s…but RAIN will surely be likely. As the low moves away by Thursday afternoon, much colder air will move in…leading to a switch to snow by Thursday night. Snow showers could linger into Friday…stay tuned for accumulation info.
However, rainfall estimates tonight – Wednesday night will range form 1.5″ – 3″ across the state (locally more)…and flooding is a concern.
Expect a weekend of 40s (as of now) with the potential for another system to bring showers in Saturday…stay tuned.