Two storms go two rounds

Rain for the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021
Posted at 2:55 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 19:38:38-05

Things are ramping up for Kentucky as a couple of lows move closer. Wind is the big factor today as the strong cold front is just to our west. Wind speeds have been in the 10-25 mph range with gusts between 30 and 50 mph. Otherwise, it’s been cloudy with very little precipitation. The chance for rain increases later this evening.

Rain showers will become more widespread this evening as the cold front sags south over Kentucky. Rain will be mostly light to moderate with a few spots of heavy mixed in. Wind speeds will begin to subside after midnight. The majority of the rain with round one will fall overnight and through Thursday morning wrapping up as the front pushes south in the afternoon. Clouds hang tough for the rest of 2020 and a few scattered light rain showers are possible before reaching the new year. It will not be long after getting into 2021 that the rain showers return. Widespread showers with heavy columns will push through from the mid-morning hours to around dinner time for New Year’s Day. Rain rates will subside that evening. Temperatures warm incredibly during the second round of rain on Friday as the second warm front lifts. Cold air will wait to pour in after a second cold front arrives early Saturday morning. Temperatures will ebb and flow from the low 40s Thursday, to the middle 60s Friday, and back down into the 40s for Saturday; a little bit of a temperature whiplash. A third, weaker, low will arrive over the weekend keeping rain showers in play, but light and scattered versus what we see over New Year’s