A cold front crossed the state this morning along with an upper level disturbance…and both helped in creating a few showers for parts of the state. The heaviest rain was found across the Southern half of KY, but it dries out this afternoon as High pressure takes control. The northern half of the state could even tap into some decent sunshine by late afternoon through sunset. Highs will be warmer than yesterday by 5-10 degrees, and this will be the beginning of a warming trend. Wednesday brings mid-upper 60s for highs with widespread 70s expected Thursday and Friday.
The warm up will happen courtesy of a southerly wind that will prevail ahead of a cold front that won’t cross until Friday. However, we’ll be in what’s known as the “warm sector” beginning on Wednesday… and this sector is prime for showers/storms. Rounds of rain can be expected Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. The heaviest rain will be found across the extreme western and the northern half of the state during that timeframe (closer to a stalled boundary) with rainfall estimates of 2″ – 3″ possible. FLOODING is a threat, and we’re also watching the threat for more severe storms.
The Storm Prediction Center has a Level 1 risk for severe weather for the western half of the state on Thursday into Friday morning…with a LEVEL 2 threat for extreme western KY near Paducah. Stay weather aware as we continue to monitor the forecast.
In the wake of the Friday’s cold front, expect MUCH COOLER weather with Highs in the 40s this weekend and mornings at or below freezing.