A low pressure system and its cold front will work towards Eastern Kentucky tonight bringing heavy and much-needed rainfall to Eastern Kentucky. Clouds are already beginning to role in from the west as this system approaches the mountains. A few strong storms still cannot be ruled out for this evening. Heavy rain, gusty winds and some lightning are the main threats over the next two days.
Tonight, showers and storms will continue to be widespread across Eastern Kentucky. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds will continue tonight. Lows will drop into the lower 50s with some patchy fog development possible.
Friday is a chilly and soggy day in the forecast. The cold front will keep temperatures into the mid 50s as rain continues to fall in the early morning hours. The rain should come to an end by mid-afternoon Friday. A secondary cold front will slide through mid-day Friday bringing reinforcement on the cold shot of air. Rainfall totals up through Friday look anywhere from .50” – 1.50”.
Lows will drop off into the upper 30s to lower 40s by Friday night. The forecast as of now calls for partly cloudy skies, but if we clear out temperatures will drop lower than expected.
Saturday will feel like fall across Eastern Kentucky. Breezy winds and chilly temperatures in the mid 50s are likely as the cold air mass sits overtop the region. Lows Saturday will fall into the mid to upper 30s. Our first patchy frost is likely for Saturday night, especially in those higher elevations.
High pressure slowly builds in late weekend and into early next week as temperatures gradually warm into the upper 60s. Lows 70s will make a return this time next week under partly cloudy skies.
Sky Alert Meteorologist