Rain is on the way

Rain chances look good this weekend.
Posted at 5:08 AM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-05 05:08:13-04

The cooler air felt great Friday. Sure, it would’ve been nice to get some rain out of it, but it’s also not surprising that we didn’t. We will get rain out of the next front slated for the beginning of the work week. Still, today remains dry for most of us. Temperatures are starting cool this morning, in the low to middle 50s. The dry air mass in place is also keeping things good in the visibility department.

Yesterday felt great. It was a nice refreshing change to the forecast as temperatures dropped 20+ degrees thanks to a well-timed cold front. Sure, it didn’t bring any rain, but the cooler air and more active weather pattern will be a good sign of change. Speaking of dry weather, Friday made 37 consecutive days of non-measurable rainfall. We are now tied with 1908 for the longest stretch of dry weather ever recorded in Lexington. Today will make 38 and top off the current streak. We are expecting that streak to come to a close Sunday as a cold front ushers in rain showers. Two days of rain are expected thanks to the slow-moving front. This is good, and bad. Good, because we need the rain to start digging out of the extreme drought we sit in. Bad, because too much rain at once will only cause problem. The soil is so tough from the dry weather lately that it will take a while for it to become saturated. This means a lot of rain will runoff quickly leading to flooding and likely slide across the area. Watch for high water Sunday and Monday.