October 13: Showers? Maybe.


Spotty showers fell mostly to the north of I-40 this morning, but most of us just saw a few sprinkles…or nothing at all!  The measurable rain stayed in southern Kentucky, but even there it wasn’t substantial — the blue-shaded areas indicated less than a half-inch of rain:

We’ll see abundant cloud cover throughout the day, which will keep temperatures cool, only reaching the upper 60s and low 70s for highs — 60s under the clouds, 70s if you see a few peeks of sun.
Maybe a sprinkle or two out of the clouds, but I doubt it.  The HRRR model’s radar simulation optimistically produces a couple of showers around midday:

The cloud cover will stick around (more or less) tonight and tomorrow, with another chance of showers moving in from the west.  The best chance of rain will be in the afternoon and evening, along and south of I-40.  Before that chance of rain moves in, we should see enough partial sunshine to push high temperatures into the low to mid 70s:

We’ll dry out and warm up over the weekend.  Highs Saturday will top out around 80°, then we’ll be in the low to mid 80s Sunday through Wednesday:
That’s close to record territory, especially Monday and Tuesday:
After that, the European forecast model is hinting at some strong thunderstorms next Thursday, followed by a substantial temperature drop.  That’s in the “waaaaaaay out there” part of the forecast though, so we’ll just watch and wait.




About paulheggen33

Morning meteorologist for WNCN-TV in Raleigh.
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