FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY | Chris Bailey Heavy Rain and Gusty Winds
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It’s Thanksgiving week and we have a big storm system ready to blow through here with a lot of rain and wind over the next few days. This is part of a very active pattern that takes on more of a winter look and feel this weekend into next week.
It’s a WKYT First Alert Weather Day as we track an impactful system for holiday travel:
- Low pressure moves from the Mississippi Valley into western Kentucky tonight and Tuesday. This winds up in the Great Lakes by Tuesday night.
- Showers develop in the west early today and these will slowly push eastward into the evening hours.
- Rain and some thunderstorms then increase from southwest to northeast tonight and Tuesday.
- I can’t rule out a few strong storms across southcentral and southeastern Kentucky Tuesday.
- Rain tapers to scattered showers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as the low pulls away.
- Rainfall numbers should average .50 to 1.5″ for many with some local 2″ amounts possible.
- Winds are a big player with this system with gusts of 40mph possible. There’s an outside shot of gusts to 50mph in the south and east.
- The air behind this is chilly but not as cold as what it looked like a few days ago. That’s pushed back deeper into the weekend.
- Wednesday stays in the 40s for much of the day for highs.
- Thanksgiving Day looks mainly dry with temps deep into the 20s to start with afternoon highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.
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