There’s no need to plan a mid-winter vacation. We’re taking a break from the bitter cold this week. The balmy, spring-like stretch began this weekend and will continue into the new work week with highs in the 50s and 60s. Overnight lows will be pretty nice too. In fact, warmer than our average highs this time of year.
Along with the spring-like temperatures, we will see a rise in rain chances as a series of disturbances roll through the area. One disturbance will pass by to our north Monday. Clouds will increase throughout the day, and will be followed scattered showers starting in the late afternoon and lasting through the overnight hours. A stronger system will push through the Bluegrass mid-week. Widespread heavy rain and the potential for thunderstorms will be around Wednesday and Thursday. Two to three inches of rain will be possible. We’ll have to watch out for localized flooding issues. This system will also send us back to winter. Colder air will come rushing in behind the strong cold front. Temperatures get back to normal starting on Friday.