Dry for the weekend, more rain by Monday

By: Brandon Orr
By: Brandon Orr

After over 2" of rain fell in some locations last Thursday and Friday, another round of rain is taking aim at eastern Kentucky.

Several rounds of thunderstorms, some with damaging wind gusts and hail up to quarter size, struck eastern Kentucky Thursday night into Friday. Parts of the area recieved over 2" of rain with flooding reported in many areas, including Breathitt and Magoffin Counties. Here is a quick map showing lesser rainfall amounts in the Cumberland River Valley.

High pressure has rushed in for this weekend, which is giving us the sunny, dry conditions. As soon as we get used to the sunshine, another low pressure system will develop in eastern Texas and move northeastward through central Kentucky. This will spread a swath of on and off rain through Kentucky on Monday. A few rumbles of thunder are possible, but any severe weather threat will remain well to our south.

Some showers will linger into Tuesday, but it will not be a washout. It will, however, be cooler with highs in the mid 50s through mid week. Southerly winds return by Thursday, allowing temperatures to soar back into the 70s. These temperatures looks to last straight into next weekend.

Enjoy the great conditions this weekend while they last!

-Meteorologist Brandon Orr (Find me on Facebook, Twitter!)

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