Heavy Rain Possible this Weekend

Happy Thursday, everyone! Glad you could make it this morning. We’ve had a beautiful stretch of fall weather here recently, but heavy rain is possible this weekend.

A beautiful satellite image over Kentucky. The clouds stay away today! (NOAA/GOES)

Seasonal Conditions Continue Today

If you’ve been enjoying the weather we’ve been experiencing here lately, then you’ll love today. The clouds will hold off for most of the day today, leaving room for lots of beautiful sunshine. Our temperatures will also sit near average for this time of year in the low 70’s. A picturesque day to me!

Sunny skies are expected today. (PivotalWeather)

Lows tonight will chill to the low 40’s with calm winds. Our weather starts to get interesting from here.

Rain Chances Rise

A cold front will approach the WABBLES area from the west through the day Thursday and enter our area around Thursday night/Friday morning. From here, the front stalls over central Kentucky. We will see increasing clouds for our Friday before becoming overcast. Temperatures also cool slightly into the mid 60’s.

Friday’s surface map shows the front stalled out through central Kentcuky and WABBLES. (WPC)

The rain starts to move in Friday night, with lows in the low 50’s, and continue into Saturday. Some models are suggesting we will see a break from the rain, however, in the mid-morning hours. A second round of rain, potentially heavy at times, moves in by the early afternoon. Preliminary accumulation totals are sitting at about 2-2.5″ of rain after it’s all said and done.

This map shows how much rain we’re predicted to get as we go through Saturday night. (PivotalWeather)

The rain moves out by Saturday night before ushering in some much cooler air. Lows Saturday will drop to about 50 degrees. We will keep you updated as we get closer to this timeframe.

Much Cooler, Much Drier

After the frontal system moves out of our area, much cooler air will be pulled in behind it. The Climate Prediction Center says we will be very below average temperature-wise as we head into the new work week. We’re talking high temperatures in the 50’s at the moment. We will be drier, however, through next week.

Temperatures are going to be below average as we head into next week! (CPC)

That finishes today’s forecast. Thanks for reading! Follow our live weather feed @wxornotBG, as well as on Facebook, for all your weather updates. Stay dry this weekend!