Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rain Chances Friday but a Nice Weekend!

While areas from Paducah to Louisville have received several rounds of rain this week, south central Kentucky has stayed relatively dry.  A slow moving surface front has been located through the Ohio River Valley with several rounds of showers and storms moving along the front.  Some locations in Kentucky picked up 2 to 3 inches of rain in the last 3 days, while Bowling Green has only picked up 0.15 inches of rain.

Two day rainfall totals across central Kentucky and southern Indiana.  Several rounds of rain have brought 2-3 inches of rain to parts of Kentucky.  South-central Kentucky including Warren Co has remained comparatively dry.  Image courtesy of the NWS Louisville.
This front will be slowly making its way southward over the next 36 hours and should bring descent rain chances through Friday evening.  Rainfall amounts should generally be light across the area with anywhere from 0.1 -0.25 inches expected.

Friday's forecast surface map courtesy of the HPC that the front will be passing
through and should clear our area by Saturday.
Behind the front, a trough will deepen into the area which will bring a return to cooler temperatures and dryer air.  An upper-level low centered over the Great Lakes associated with the trough will bring some clouds in for Saturday and a light shower can’t be ruled out early.  This trough will continue to spin over the Great Lakes into Sunday before pulling out by Monday.  Overall however, the weather should make for a nice early fall weekend with temperatures in the mid 70s for highs while lows will return to the low 50s.  Our next weather maker looks to be in the form of a cold front which will impact us on Tuesday.

Daily Forecasts:
Friday: 40% chance of rain coming to an end by the afternoon.  Morning lows will be around 61 and afternoon highs will be near 74.  Winds will be out of the west to northwest from 3-7 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy skies will become partly cloudy with a stray shower possible.  Temperatures will be cooler with a low around 52 and a day time high around 74.  Winds will be from north between 4-8 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny skies with a low near 50 and a high around 78.  West winds from 5-10 mph.

Forecaster: Ryan Difani

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