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Heavy rain through the rest of the week
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Posted at 2:05 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 14:06:27-04

Rain showers have made a return this morning and early afternoon as the pattern rapidly increases in activity. Clouds are the result of the low pressure, and rain showers will be hit and miss for another few hours. Temperatures have remained chilly to mild thanks to a southeasterly wind flow, but the peak of the warmth has yet to come. Storms late week will ramp up warmth, before we get taken down for the weekend.

We’ve had a slow introduction to showers; a “soft open” if you will. Scattered, and mostly light rain showers have been the status this morning and early afternoon. One or two spots of heavy rain may be centered in the core. If you’re not getting any precipitation, you’re certainly getting cloud coverage. Looking upstream, there is a wide expanse of rainfall moving in. It will arrive in the mid-afternoon hours and last through the evening bringing heavy rain. This will be the first dose of heavy rain we see through the end of the week. Rain will subside overnight as the front pushes through but expect an uptick in rain chances for Thursday morning and afternoon thanks to a warm front bubbling north. The wind speed increase out of the southwest behind the front will be the reason we touch 75 degrees tomorrow afternoon. The impending cold front will deliver our final shot of heavy rain and thunderstorms through Friday morning for the Bluegrass, and Friday evening for the south and southeastern counties. Rainfall amounts through the entire pattern will amount between 1” and 3” and could lead to flash flooding. Use caution on roadways through the end of the week and watch for high water.