The Weekend is Off to a Wet, but Warm Start

Posted at 5:07 AM, Dec 15, 2018

Tracking just what everyone wants… another wet day. (Just a hint of sarcasm there.) Periods of rain will continue today. Widespread activity with pockets of heavier rain will be around to start the day. The area-wide rain keeps moving northward this morning. Some breaks in the action will be possible starting around lunchtime. The low will start tracking east through Tennessee this afternoon, which will start breaking up our coverage of rain. Activity will diminish from west to east after midnight.

Yesterday the axis of heaviest rainfall was across southern Kentucky. Things will balance out today with an inch of rain possible along and north of I-64. Numbers will trail off down south. Today’s rain could set records in Frankfort and Jackson for total annual precipitation.

Despite the gloomy conditions, it will be a warm start to the weekend. We are tracking highs in the mid 50s this afternoon. Tonight will be cooler than the last couple of nights with lows near 40°. Today’s system won’t drag in much colder air. Highs will be ten or so degrees cooler tomorrow; more typical for this time of year. A moisture-starved cold front will push through Sunday night. Pacific air awaits on the other side. We will track highs in the 40s for most of next week.