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Soggy weekend setup

Two storms keep rain in the forecast
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Posted at 8:54 AM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 08:54:40-05

Not the best outdoor weather weekend due to a couple of storm systems working through. As of now, we’re catching the tail end of the first storm system as rain continues but is moving out. The MaxTrack shows widespread light to moderate showers, with the dry slot visible. Otherwise, it’s chilly in the low 40s and upper 30s and cloudy.

Through the next few hours, we’ll see the last of the widespread rain exit the state northeast. The low producing the yesterday and overnight is riding up the Atlantic coast dropping heavy rain and even snow in places. For us, this round is only rain, as there is little cold air moving in, due to the origin of the storm system. The next system is coming from the Southern Great Plains and will bring a little bit of both to us. First, we deal with a rising warm front bubbling from the Gulf Coast states. On the northern end of the front will be cold air capable of producing a few minor snow showers. Trends show that the cold air will be in our extreme northern counties when the moisture arrives which will spell mostly if not all rain for us. That includes the Bluegrass. Sure, some snow could mix down with rain in the afternoon Sunday, but none will stick, especially as temperatures are on the rise after the front. Then, the rain will taper off. The back end of the storm brings a cold front that will deliver a strong shot of rain with a few thunderstorms mixed in. On the back end of the cold front, air will be cold enough to change a little rain over to snow.