Rain before Turkey Day

Showers and storms through Wednesday evening
Posted at 2:24 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 19:27:01-05

Hazy sunshine over the area is the result of a passing warm front and high pressure to the south. Precipitable moisture is well to our north where rain and snow showers are crossing the upper Midwest. To our west is the cold front making a sweep through Wednesday evening. Temperatures are running warmer today with a nice mild feel.

Cloud coverage will thicken over the overnight hours as the cold front moves closer. Rain showers are expected to cross into the Bluegrass Region in the mid-morning hours Wednesday with the Lakes Region soon to follow. It will probably be an early to middle afternoon arrival for the eastern and southeastern counties. Regardless, everyone has a shot at rain in the next 24 hours. A thin line of thunderstorms is set along the final line of the cold front. This could bring a few scattered heavy rain showers with lightning and wind. Timing on that final line is expected after dinner time for the Bluegrass and Lakes regions and overnight into early Thanksgiving Day for the eastern counties. The rain with the cold front will wrap up for everyone by about 4:00 am. Cloud coverage will hang tough through Thanksgiving. A few sprinkles or drizzle showers are possible through Thanksgiving Day, but the chances are low. Otherwise, expect cloudy and chilly Thursday morning and cloudy and mild for the afternoon. In total, rainfall amounts through Thursday morning will run higher along the Ohio River in the Northwest where north of an inch is possible. Lesser amounts will fall in our forecast area, where a trace to 0.75” are possible. Amounts get smaller the further southeast you live.