Showers this Weekend, Big Warm Up Next Week

What a week of weather it has been in Kentucky! I said on my blog post last week that we have not experienced any wild weather over the last 2 months. Well, I spoke too soon since we ended up with snow on April 21st. The active weather pattern looks to continue as shower chances lead us into the weekend.

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Rain returns to WABBLES

Right Now and Today

The good news this morning is temperatures are well above freezing across WABBLES. A few locations to our east may have experienced some patchy frost, but overall we have faired pretty well the last few days.

Temperatures as of 6am this morning. (KY Mesonet)

Temperatures are expected to gradually warm up this afternoon as we make our way into the mid-60s. Cloud cover streaming in from the west will prevent us from reaching the 70 degree mark this afternoon. Unfortunately, rain showers will be possible as we head through out the day.

Future radar for today. (Pivotal Weather)

The chance for showers will be around 30-40% before we get a break in the activity later tonight. Totals will range from 0 – 0.05″ through the rest of today.

Tonight and into Tomorrow

Rain chances will die off this evening and the lull will continue into the overnight hours. Tomorrow’s wave of rain does not move in until right around sunrise. Here is a look at future radar for Saturday.

Rounds of showers move through on Saturday. (Pivotal Weather)

There is a 100% chance of rain on Saturday, especially mid to late morning. Overall, anywhere from 0.50-1.00″ of rain will be possible with some locally higher amounts still in the cards. No severe weather is expected with this activity.

Rainfall totals through Sunday Morning

The rain will move out Saturday night and be completely out of here by Sunday morning. Winds will be relatively light on Saturday with gusts staying under 20 mph. Temperatures will top out in the low 60s tomorrow afternoon.


We begin to dry out on Sunday with all the rain moving out of the region. A few isolated showers will be possible before sunrise, but most stay dry. Clouds will begin to decrease through the day with temperatures rebounding into the upper-60s.

Forecast for Sunday. (Pivotal Weather)

Next Week

Highs in the 70s will return on Monday as a large ridge starts to pump warm air back into the region. The loop below shows our pattern flipping back to what it was a few weeks ago. Afternoon highs even reach the 80s by Tuesday.

Warm air returns to the Eastern U.S. next week. (Pivotal Weather)

While the warmer, more seasonable weather will be nice. It usually comes with shower and thunderstorms chances. In the loop above you can see near the end a blue ‘orb’ moving into Texas and Oklahoma. This will be our next weather maker for the middle of next week.

Rain chances will return next Wednesday and into Thursday. (Pivotal Weather)

Either way, next week will be much nicer than last week! Is spring finally here for good? It is starting to look that way.

That will do it for today from us at WxorNotBG. We hope you have a great weekend and remember to follow us on all our social media platforms!