Is Much Needed Rain on the Way?

Meteorologist Josh Fitzpatrick says a slight change in the weather is expected this week.

We’ve been in a picture perfect fall weather pattern lately.  Highs over the weekend were in the 70s with lows in the 40s.  Some of you Monday got to about 80 warm degrees.  That’s about ten degrees above average for this time of year.  Warm days and cool nights are very typical for fall in our region.  You see, lately the atmosphere has been very dry, almost desert-like.  Dry air cools and warms quickly.  That’s why I’m sure a lot of kids have worn there jackets in the morning and have forgotten them at school as it warms up at the end of the school day.

This dry weather pattern will last into Tuesday.  There are signs of a change though.  A low pressure area will first move into the mid Mississippi Valley and then slowly head our way Wednesday.  But what’s going to happen is this weather feature will slow down and begin to weaken.  When I was at the Kentucky Apple Festival last Friday many folks stopped by as said, “Josh do a rain dance, so it’ll rain!”  Well I can’t dance but what I can say now is at least some rain is on the way mid week.

It’s not going to be a lot of rain.  But beggars can’t be choosers!  I’m thinking a quarter to a half inch for most areas between Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning.  The early call is for a mostly dry weekend ahead.  Stay tuned and have a great week!

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