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Heavy and widespread rain through Friday AM
Posted at 2:10 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 19:41:16-04

Partly to mostly cloudy skies over the area for Wednesday as the next swath of rain moves close. Showers have already started for some of the southern and southeastern counties. This rain shield will continue to push north through the course of the day. Temperatures are running mild this afternoon.

Since last weekend began, clouds, drizzle, and cool air have been the status quo around here. Temperatures have stayed between the 50s and 60s for most each afternoon. Rainfall has been light and mostly non-measurable, and the cloud situation has been bleak, with only a few spots of sun mixing in at times. Rain has started moving in from the south today as a closed low and the remnants of Zeta move closer to us. Most counties south of I-64 will get rain at some point through the day. The Bluegrass and northern counties will be a little later in the evening if not in the overnight hours.

The heaviest of rain will come in waves overnight and Thursday morning. This is where 1” to 2” of rainfall is expected. The bulk of which will fall in the northern counties and southeastern counties. Through the day on Thursday, these two spots will keep consistent rain showers, while in between a dry slot will be setting up. This will take the rain rates down in the south-central corridor and for the Bluegrass counties. Rain will begin to wrap up for everyone Friday morning as the low and front move along. When it’s all said and done, most everyone should fall in the 1” to 3” of rainfall range Some localized spots will reach between 3” and 4.” While the threat of flash flooding remains low, watch for high water, especially through the day Thursday and into Friday. Small streams, creeks, and rivers will have the ability to swell with the heavy rain on Thursday morning. Continued rain through the day may push these into flood category. Ponding on roads will also make for hazardous driving conditions at times.

Once the rain subsides on Friday, the sunshine will start to work back in as high pressure arrives. This will be more pronounced on Halloween Saturday. An early Halloween forecast puts temperatures in the low 50s during trick-or-treat time. Skies will be mostly clear, and the chance of rain is almost non-existent. Should be a good Halloween for those with a sweet tooth.