Rain Returns for the Weekend

Good Friday morning, Kentucky! What an active week of weather it has been with everything from severe weather to winter weather. The pattern is not letting up and it will continue to stay active as rain returns for the weekend.

Yes you read that right! A cold front! (Giphy)
Yes, more active weather is on the way. (Giphy)


It is a cold start to the morning across the Commonwealth. Take a look at the temperatures right now with many locations in the single digits near the Bluegrass region. The snowpack is making it much colder up there. Down here we are sitting in the upper teens and low 20s so bundle up!

Clear skies overhead has also helped dip our temperatures into the deep freeze. The good news is the mostly clear skies will continue as mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Here is a look at future cloud cover for today.

Future cloud cover for today. (Pivotal Weather)

Temperatures will still struggle this afternoon even with the sunny skies. A cold air mass is slowly moving out which is still bringing us a cold northerly flow. Highs this afternoon will be lucky to touch 40 degrees.

Friday highs temps (Pivotal Weather)

Weekend Outlook

Heading into the weekend we start to watch our storm system approach from the west. Saturday for the most part looks dry as precipitation will likely not arrive until well after sunset. Here is a look at the future radar for tomorrow.

Future radar for Saturday.. (Pivotal Weather)

Most of Saturday again looks dry, if anything we may squeeze out a few showers during the day as the warm front moves through. Temperatures will warm get close to 50 degrees with a southerly wind kicking in.

Saturday afternoon highs (Pivotal Weather)

If you are by chance traveling north this weekend. I would probably check the weather and your plans. Winter Storm Watches for areas across Norther Indiana and the Chicago metro. They are expecting several inches of snow this weekend. Otherwise, all rain down here in Kentucky!

Winter Storm Watches well to our north this weekend.

Rainfall Amounts

The good news is that rainfall amounts look way more manageable this weekend, unlike earlier this week. Up to 1/2in and in some cases 3/4in looks to be the limit in rainfall totals.

There are still some river flooding issues out there, but in all honesty, rivers should relax by then and should be able to handle this coming rain.


Shower activity will continue into Sunday morning before becoming more widely scattered by the afternoon. Our high temperatures will be reached in the morning so temperatures will slowly fall into the low 40s throughout the day.

Future radar for Sunday

Sunday is just going to be one of those days with overcast skies and pesky showers moving through. A great day to stay inside for sure. As temperatures drop into Sunday night we may see some of those rain showers turn into snow showers. No impacts are expected at this time, but just something to keep an eye on.

Temperatures drop to below freezing Sunday night.

That is all for today folks! Enjoy the rest of your day, the weekend is almost here. I encourage everyone reading this to visit us on our social media sites, @wxornotBG, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Have a great day!