We’re ringing in the new year on another active pattern. Hard to tell however, with the abundance of sunshine today. Temperatures are running nice and mild in the upper 40s and low 50s for afternoon highs, ~10 degrees warmer than yesterday. Breezy southwesterly winds are partly responsible.
As we continue into the first weekend of 2020, rain will return. We’re caught between two storm systems which will combine moisture through the next several day. Thursday looks to start dry with more cloud coverage. As we approach the late morning hours, rain will arrive over the Tennessee state line and push further north. Bluegrass and I-64 counties should expect their rain by the early to middle afternoon hours. Rain will be widespread and mostly light to moderate. This will continue overnight into Friday with rain continuing. The reason for the long stretch of rain will be due to the incoming cold front behind storm #1. This front will continue to funnel moisture into the region. Therefore, expect to receive rain on Friday as well. It will also be widespread, light to moderate. The chance for thunderstorms remains low through both systems and mainly in southern and southeastern counties. Rain will have a chance to mix with snow as the temperature falls on Saturday. Rain and snow should end early Sunday morning as temperatures bottom out in the mid-20s before bouncing back slightly into next week.