Heavy Rain Ushers In Winter- 5pm Update

By: Chris Bailey
By: Chris Bailey

A slow moving storm will bring heavy rain and then some snow over the next few days.

5pm Update

Good evening to one and all. The forecast is on track with a lot of rain to fall over the next few days and the possibility of high water for some. The switch to a mix and snow will take place from southwest to northeast across the area on Tuesday.

That can drop some light accumulations for some parts of the region.

All I know is I would MUCH rather have snow over rain. This is a nasty day wrapping up out there. Yuck. Who's with me? :)

Have a great evening and take care.

Previous Update

Good Sunday everyone. Our much anticipated storm system is rolling into town and will dump a lot of rain over the next few days. This may cause some problems before all is said and done. There will also be a wintry aspect to the storm as our rain switches to snow in many areas.

A pipeline of rain continues to move eastward across the region and will put the brakes on for the next few days. This pipeline extends to the Gulf of Mexico and will draw a lot of water northward into the region. Total rains of 1"-3" will be possible through Tuesday and this will likely cause some high water issues. River flooding may also become a problem as many of them are already running high. The heaviest rains should fall across eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.

I will have your tracking tools at the end of this update.

The big upper level low cutting off to our southwest will produce snow underneath it. This means flakes will fly all the way into northern Mississippi and Alabama over the next few days. This upper low will shift northeastward Monday into Tuesday and that's when we should see our rain make the transition to a mix and some snow...

Just follow the core of that closed low and you will be able to follow the switch to some snow. Yes... it will be coming from the south! Can some areas get in on a touch of accumulation? A warm and wet ground argues against it... but I can't rule it out.

Want to see a colder than normal pattern taking shape for the next few weeks? (Whjy am I asking so many questions? Arghhh... did it again ) Well... this is it and the GFS Ensembles show it well...

There will be snow threats during this time and one in particular next weekend into early the following week is sending out a strong signal.

Back to the heavy rain threat of the next few days, now. Let's track it...

More updates come your way later today. Have a great Sunday and take care.

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