Heavy Rain To Some Wet Snow

Good Friday, everyone. Our massive storm system continues to bring a ton of rain to the region, with a switch to wet snow lurking later today. That may put a little slush down in some spots to begin the long Christmas holiday weekend. From here, I’m tracking two more systems that may impact our weather through the big day.

Let’s begin with the one out there today. As mentioned, heavy rain continues with local high water issues possible in a few spots, especially in the east. Here are your rain tracking radars…

There may be a break in the rain into part of the afternoon, but precipitation builds back into central and eastern Kentucky late this afternoon into the evening. That will be a rain/snow mix that changes to a period of wet snow that carries us through the overnight in the east.

You can see what I’m talking about on the NAM…

Some light, slushy accumulations can’t be ruled out in the region, with the best chance in the mountains of the southeast. Those high elevations may overachieve in a few spots.

Saturday is a windy and seasonally cold day as we watch a light rain and light snow maker move in for Sunday…

The system working in on Christmas Day is looking weaker because the one coming in behind it is looking stronger. That will likely be another big rain maker for Thursday and Friday and already has the look of a possible high water maker.

As that moves through, very cold air is sweeping into the plains states as the overall pattern rearranges itself. That sets the stage for that cold to sag to the south and east into our region. At the same time, the active storm track keeps going and this is a decent winter storm signal showing up to close the year…



I will have your normal updates later today, so check back. Have a great start to your day and take care.

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7 Responses to Heavy Rain To Some Wet Snow

  1. Terry says:

    Round 2 is coming in very heavy in Harlan staying at 4:30….should get at least an inch more this morning.

    So Mike S, how much more rain does Louisville need to beat the record? Harlan Mesonet is blowing Calloway’s previous wettest year record away for the mesonet sites!

    What about other cities like London and Bowling Green and others? I am having a hard time finding data on different city annual rain records.

  2. Bobt says:

    I just wish it would dry up.

  3. Msd says:

    Merry Christmas all! Waiting for it to dry out and enjoy the next week. The blogs are aflutter with the Euro weeklies showing a stormy and cold pattern for eastern US coming up. As always Chris has been on it. If the analogs verify we could be a very happy bunch this time next month.

  4. justin says:

    im dreaming of a dry Christmas…..

  5. Matt says:

    “Winter Storm Alert” for Harlan.. Everyone go camp out on Black Mountain if you want a white Christmas.

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