Forecast: Rain Arrives, But Clears For The Weekend

We've made it past our windy Wednesday and are moving forward into what is shaping up to be a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend! "We're not talking about violent, severe storms, but there may be a storm to go along with the rain".

More rainfall will occur Thursday into Friday with significant totals.

But rain is expected to start tonight and continue through Thursday.

The temperatures could even drop a couple degrees.

A storm system is now impacting the Cumberlands; a tornado watch was even in effect for a short time this afternoon (and McCreary and Campbell counties remain under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.). Ahead of that system, we could see sufficient conditions to kick off some scattered thunderstorms on Saturday; the NWS is now forecasting a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day on Saturday, increasing to 50 percent Saturday night. However, chances of rain do exist both days as our persistently unsettled weather pattern flexes its muscle for the second half of the holiday weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for the region Wednesday evening.

Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. The main area of heavy rain will remain concentrated over New England.

It also predicts temperatures will be warmer than they have been with highs in the 70s. It will be a bit breezy, perhaps.

Friday: Showers in the morning then cloudy with a leftover shower.

Memorial Day: A 40 percent chance of showers.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 76 degrees and a low of about 60 degrees.

Sunday will start off quiet.

Saturday is expected to be the best day of the weekend with 74 degrees forecast and sun. Highs will remain seasonable, in the lower to mid 70s. Much of Memorial Day should be dry and warm, but there is still the chance for a stray storm to pop-up during the afternoon or evening. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

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