Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Flood watch issued for the weekend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Gusty winds will help to deliver highs in the mid and upper 50s this afternoon. The system bringing both of those elements will also shift a lot of moisture in our direction this weekend.

I can't wait to see mid and upper 50s across Kentucky this afternoon and evening. The only issue that we face is the wind. These gusts are going to make it feel all kinds of cool compared to the nice temps that we'll have. It will still be a very enjoyable day! Clouds will begin to thicken at night and within those clouds will come the rain.

Several different waves will likely enhance our rainfall this weekend. It all begins with the initial push of moisture early on Saturday. As of this moment, those early rounds of rain look to be on the lighter side. Heavy rains will not enter the picture until later in the day. If I had to draw a line over who I think gets the heaviest rain this weekend... southern and southeastern Kentucky would be the spot! These areas will see it longer and the truly heavier bands will repeat over the same locations. By the end of the weekend, we could see roughly an inch around Lexington and those areas might pick-up 2 to even 3 inches of rain. Some totals could be even higher than that. If you live in a flood prone area, be sure to keep an eye on the water levels!

Temperatures will ultimately rebound next week. It will be another nice run in the world of weather.

If you are out this weekend and Lexington is on your destination list.... come see us! We will be having a Weather Watcher Class at the 2018 Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation Show. What is the one thing you do before you hit the lake or jump in your RV? If you are like most people, the weather can make or break your plans. Would you be interested in learning how weather forecasts are put together? On Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 AM, you can learn the type of information we use to determine our forecasts. We are very excited to bring the WKYT Weather Watcher Class to the Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show.

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