Rounds of showers and thunderstorms could cause issues across the region Saturday. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible.
All eyes remain on the multiple storm systems headed our way through the weekend. This gives us more of a reason to enjoy today. Highs rise to the low to mid 60s today! You just can't beat that this time a year. A couple showers here and there, but not a washout by any means. If you haven't already, I'd hang those Christmas decorations today because things change quickly in the next couple days.
The National Weather Service has now issued a winter storm watch for the Lexington area. It goes into effect midnight Thursday and lasts through Saturday morning.
Heavy rain increases on Thursday as our first storm system swings our way. Mainly rain continues for most of the day Friday before slowly changing to a wintry mess for our central and northern zones Friday evening and off into the night. North of I-64 and west of I-75 will have the best chance at snow/sleet/freezing rain. For the south and east it will mainly be heavy rain. Flooding will be a threat moving into Friday night with 2"-3" of rain expected.
We take a cold break on Saturday with highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s! That's a cold Saturday, but then attention turns to Saturday night where rain will be on the increase. This will change to a wintry mix through the night off into Sunday. This is our better chance of seeing a wintry mess and we must keep our eyes on these weather models the next several days. Another couple inches of rain can be expected that will add to that flood threat.
Meteorologist Micah Harris