Sunday, April 28, 2013

After a Rainy Weekend, Sunny Skies Await

If you've been singing the old song "Rain, rain go away..." you finally got your wish after a very rainy first half of the weekend. Friday night into Sunday morning was certainly nothing short of soggy. Over an inch of rainfall fell county wide but some locations along and south of Hwy 80 picked up 2"-3"+. This led to some areas of flash flooding Saturday night. Flooding continues along Drakes Creek and as of this writing the creek had just reached a crest near Alvaton at the low end of the "Moderate" flooding level and was beginning to fall. (More info on Drakes Creek near Alvaton). There is also a flood warning along the Green River in northwest Warren County as "Minor" flooding is expected along the river; the river is forecast by the NWS to crest at 35.1 feet Monday evening at Woodbury (More info on Green River near Woodbury). Sunshine and warm temperatures should take over for the first half of this week allowing for some time for creeks/rivers to flow back in their banks and just allow for some overall drying out. Below are some rainfall totals for this rain event from the area; the further south you went the more rain that fell.

Simpson County Mesonet Site (4 SW Franklin) : 3.88"
Warren County Mesonet Site (5 S BG): 3.28"
Barren County Mesonet Site (11 W Glasgow): 3.01"
Bowling Green/Warren Co Regional Airport: 2.51"

Various 24-hour rainfall totals across central Kentucky for Saturday-Sunday. Image courtesy of the NWS Louisville. 
As mentioned the rain is over for the time being as the upper-level disturbance in the atmosphere is pushing to our east. An upper-level ridge will replace the disturbance which basically means sunny skies and warmer temperatures. In fact our temperatures will make a return to the 70s and 80s for high temperatures which should make for a few excellent spring like days. That is indeed the forecast for at least the first half of the week until a new disturbance moves in during the Thursday/Friday time frame. Rain chances work their way back in from Thursday into the weekend. Much cooler air will also move in and temperatures by this weekend will return to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s which is below average for this time of year.

Daily Forecasts:

Tonight: Cloudy skies with some clearing by morning. Cool with a low near 47 and light to calm winds. Some fog is possible during the morning hours.

Monday: A few clouds possible early otherwise mostly sunny with a high near 72. Light southerly winds.

Monday Night: Clear skies with light winds. Low near 51.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies and warm with a high near 80 and light southerly winds.

Tuesday Night: Clear skies, light to calm winds and a low near 57.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies with a high near 82.

Thursday: A morning low around 60 and a high in the mid 70s. Increasing clouds with a 40% chance of rain.

Forecaster: Ryan Difani

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