Good Morning, Kentucky!
It has been a wet year so far as you have probably been able to tell. We are running a little over 6 inches above normal so far this year. We should be at about 15.36 inches this time of year, which is average, but are sitting at 21.46 inches since January 1st! The month of April has actually been a bit drier believe it or not. We are about an inch below where we should be for this month, although it looks like we will make that up here soon.
Showers and Storms Today
Rain will make a return into the area as we head throughout the day. An area of low pressure is going to move very close to WABBLES bringing rain and a few thunderstorms. It won’t rain all day, but intermittent showers and storms will be the theme for your Saturday.
We will have an initial wave of rain move through this morning as an occluded frontal boundary moves north. Scattered showers and storms will then develop this afternoon a few which could produce some heavy downpours. Do not be surprised if you see a few peeks of sunshine across the area this afternoon before theses showers and storms develop!
A few of these storms could be strong, although the lack of instability should keep us from seeing widespread severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has WABBLES under a MARGINAL risk of severe storms. The best chance for severe weather will be to our east across Southeastern Kentucky.
Temperatures look to top out near 64 degrees today as we stay just below normal for this time of year. Our low tonight will end up bottoming out near 49 degrees with a continued showers.
Showers Continue Sunday
The low pressure will begin to pull away Sunday, but we will be trapped under the clouds with showers for most of the day. Temperatures will remain cool as we only make it to 55 degrees. Lows Sunday night get down into the low 40s.
Clouds might try to thin out by late Sunday, but that is looking like a stretch right now. Rainfall amounts from this system will not be uniform across the area. A solid half inch of rain for most of the region, while a few locations could get more than an inch and a half.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Next week is shaping up to be a gorgeous week for the most part. Most days look to approach 70 with sunny conditions. We will have to watch for the chance of rain as we approach Tuesday night and into Wednesday. Pleasant weather as of right now looks to close out the week.
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