Good Wednesday morning folks, and I hope your week has been off to a great start. After what has been a pleasant start to the week, a cold front will continue to bring rainy weather for WABBLES until Friday.
Current radar (6:25 AM) shows the overnight showers have mostly vanished, but the bulk of heavier rain still remains to our west. These showers will be making their way towards WABBLES this morning and afternoon.
This break in showers has caused a scenic sunrise this morning. This view is from our DamCam out at Nolin Lake Dam! Check out our other skycams on our page.
More Rain Coming Today
A potent low pressure system is dragging a long cold front across the midwestern US, creating heavy rain showers from the Gulf Coast all the way to the US/Canada border.
This cold front will not only bring rain showers to WABBLES, but also gusty winds. Temperatures currently in the lower 60s will only get a bit warmer to around 67ºF before the front comes, with southwest winds of 15-20 mph. Winds gusts will be in the 30 mph range. For folks in Barren County, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for your area, so expect wind gusts of 45 mph later this morning.
Current thinking is that the rain showers out near Paducah will finally arrive here by 10AM – Noon. Then we catch a break this afternoon, and then another wave of lighter showers arrive by 7PM – 9PM with northwest winds.
Rain, Rain, Go Away
While the cold front will pass later today, some rain showers will continue to linger for tomorrow. The good news, however, is that they won’t last forever. Temperatures will be much cooler, staying in the upper 50s, with pretty gusty winds of 20 mph.
A secondary wave of showers look to arrive during the morning hours tomorrow. These showers should be much lighter, and decrease by the afternoon and evening hours. By midnight, all rain should be well east of WABBLES, and we should finally start to dry out.
So how much rain are we talking? The rainfall total for both today and tomorrow could be around 0.5 to 1 inch. Certainly not crazy numbers, but if you’re a frequent visitor here or follow us on Twitter/Facebook, you know who the usual suspect is to flooding even with minor rain. Cough *fairview plaza* cough.
Friday Finally Sunny
The high pressure over Texas in the image above (Thursday Weather Outlook) will make its way to our neck of the woods for Friday. This high will bring the perfect end to the week with sunny skies and temperatures getting to near 70ºF.
The calm weather will continue for Saturday too, but rain chances may make a return for Sunday.
That wraps up today’s forecast. Hope you have a great Wednesday! Make sure to look for the Afternoon Video Update on Facebook and the Afternoon Weather Story on Twitter, only at @wxornotBG.