Monday, March 31, 2014

Beautiful Start to the Week


After a chilly start this morning, temperatures will make a nice rebound by this afternoon with a high temperature around 72 degrees. This is due to southerly winds caused by the large ridge positioned over our area. These southerly winds will continue throughout the week, which will help to keep temperatures very warm.

Tonight, an area of low pressure near the Great Lakes region will move east and a very weak associated cold front will move across Kentucky. We could see some isolated showers after midnight, but most of us will stay dry as there is not a whole lot of moisture  for these showers to work with.

Clouds will dissipate by Tuesday morning, and we will have another gorgeous day with high temperatures in the low 70s. Wednesday will be another day temperatures reach the 70s, but a boundary to our north will give us the chance for some showers and thunderstorms during the day Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Wednesday night and by daybreak on Thursday it looks like a round of heavier precipitation will impact us.Rain and storms will continue into Thursday night and Friday as more rounds of precipitation look to impact the area.
WPC 5-Day QPF Totals valid through 7AM Saturday. (Courtesy: NOAA)
Here is the 5-day rainfall forecast from the WPC through Saturday morning. The main concern with these waves of precipitation is the possibility of 1-2" of total rainfall by the week's end. Some of the storms on Friday could be on the strong side as a cold front will help to trigger these storms. We will continue to monitor the potential for heavy rain and storms as the week goes on and provide updates whenever necessary.

Daily Forecasts:

Today: High - 72 Low - 52 Skies: Clear becoming Partly Cloudy overnight.
Winds: S at 5-10 mph. Precipitation: 20% chance of isolated showers after midnight. Rainfall amounts <0.1".

Tuesday: High - 74 Low - 52 Skies: Partly Cloudy.
Winds: S at 5-10 mph. Precipitation: 0%

Wednesday: High - 76 Low - 60 Skies: Cloudy
Winds: S at 5-15 mph. Precipitation: 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon and a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night. Rainfall amounts <0.25".

Thursday: High - 73 Low - 60 Skies: Cloudy
Winds: S at 5-10 mph. Precipitation: 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts 0.5"-1".

Forecaster: Zack Leasor

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