Wrapping the week with rain

Soggy end to the week
Posted at 1:24 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:57:56-04

We’re seeing the rain on the MaxTrack as the next storm system approaches. We’ve been in the warm sector of the storm today, allowing temperatures to rise into the low to middle 60s which is a 15-20-degree boost from yesterday. Wind has been gusty out of the southwest with speeds between 30-35 mph. Rain will eventually reach through most of the forecast area.

The warm front has made for a pretty nice day so far, despite cloud coverage. We’ve warm into the 60s with the breezy southwesterly wind. Rainfall is on approach and will slide in with the cold front through this evening and overnight into Saturday. The line of thunderstorms associated looks to be in a WSW to ENE orientation. The Bluegrass and I-64 corridor look to get the line between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Then, the line will move over the south and southeastern counties between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. Rainfall will get heavy at times and wind gusts could be strong as well. Rainfall amounts look to be holding in the 0.25” to 0.75” range with localized amounts to 1.00” possible. Flooding is not expected, but watch for ponding and brief high-water spots after a downpour. Severe weather is not expected with this line, but as noted above, wind gusts could be strong at times. The cold air introduced after the front will drop temperatures into the mid-30s. Frost spots are possible and proper vegetation protection steps should be taken. After the rain wraps up early Saturday morning, high pressure will clear clouds quickly. Expect a mostly sunny midday and afternoon Saturday with temperatures running slightly cooler in the mid-50s. The next rain-maker will arrive through the day Sunday.