Activity ramps up Midweek

Wind and warmth before the rain
Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 29, 2020

Tuesday has been relatively nice, despite the cooler temperatures in place. Mostly to partly sunny skies look nice, and if you’re in the sun, it actually feels pretty good, especially if you can shield from the wind. The MaxTrack is showing a few light returns for rain, but with the dry air in place its hard for that to touch down.

Activity ramps up Wednesday as the first storm system moves closer. The first noticeable difference will be the increase in wind speeds out of the south. Winds shift southerly after midnight which will warm temperatures that early in the morning. It will be slow at first, but we dip down to freezing around midnight and then begin to warm. By the early afternoon, most locations will be in the 50s with a top out in the mid to upper 50s for the afternoon. Rain showers will arrive late in the day Wednesday and primarily north of I-64 and in our northwestern counties. Widespread rain will slide east and south through the morning on Thursday. A thin line of winter precipitation tries to make a run for the northern Bluegrass but will be mostly unsuccessful. A few flakes or wintry mix could show up in the extreme northern Bluegrass, no accumulation is expected. Instead it will be widespread rain through the day on Thursday and into the New Year. A second low, attached to the cold front, will lift north through the day on Friday keeping warm air in place and rain showers going. Showers turn from widespread to scattered through the late part of the day Friday. A third low looks to bring light showers over the weekend with temperatures running cooler, but above freezing.