Monday will be cloudy to partly sunny with a shower possible. The biggest changes today will be the gusty winds out of the south along with an increase in cloud coverage. The air will remain unseasonably warm with highs 75-80 expected.
So, on paper, a forecast of one to two inches of rain (Piedmont and foothills, three to four+ inches in the mountains) over the next few days sounds awesome! A warm front lifting north could bring a spotty shower this afternoon and evening.
We have plenty of rain in the forecast for the first part of this week as a couple of cold fronts and the remnants of Hurricane Nate move through our region. Another area of low pressure is forecast to develop in the Mississippi Valley on Monday and sweep northeast later in the day. Look for a lot more cloud cover along with a 50% chance of afternoon showers and storms. If this track verifies then our area will experience mainly breezy/gusty conditions along with rain showers. The best chance for some sunny breaks today is therefore the farther south and east you travel. Highs will jump into the mid 80s, just a few degrees from the record high of 88 degrees, set in 1900. The sky will be cloudy Tuesday morning, but some sunshine will likely mix as the day progresses.
Hurricane Nate will be a thing of the past for the Gulf Coast Sunday as it will be racing into the mid-Atlantic. Throughout the day showers will also be coming in bands due to the remnants of Nate. High temperatures will be around 76 degrees.
Temperatures will continue to run above average for the week ahead. Doesn't look like it will be a washout though and most areas will stay dry.
Sunday will be mild and muggy but I expect more clouds and the chance for a few showers. Locally for us, rain from Nate won't be as much of an issue.
Tuesday: Lingering rain in the morning. By the way, that 17 consecutive days without rain puts us tied for the 13 longest dry spell in Lexington history.