Posted March 29, 2018 04:11:00 The U.K. could get a second round of rain this weekend.
But it won’t be as much as expected.
The weather service expects about a foot of rain by the end of the week.
The rain could start Friday night and be in the 40s by the afternoon.
The next rain will likely fall Saturday, but it won: “It will be quite light,” Weather Underground meteorologist Chris Mooney said.
“You’d expect to see a little bit more than that.
It could be a bit more.”
This weekend, it’s expected that up to four inches of rain could fall across the entire state of Kentucky.
“It could be pretty heavy,” Mooney told NBC News.
That’s because of the way the storms in the Atlantic and eastern seaboard have been moving.
The jet stream is blowing westward through the region and is bringing moisture from the western United States and western Canada.
As the jet moves, the cold air is pushed northward.
The moisture pushes up into the atmosphere, and that creates a layer of rain.
That moisture can then be blown back toward the east to create a new layer of water.
Mooney thinks the rainfall is forecast to hit the western U.M.I.A. area this weekend, but the forecast for the rest of the weekend isn’t looking good.
“I don’t think we’re looking at the first rain in a week,” he said.
It’s possible that some areas could get up to five inches of rainfall.
“We’re just going to have to wait and see,” Moison said.
The National Weather Service has predicted a heavy rain in Kentucky by Saturday evening, but that could change.
“In the past, this has been a little more of a pattern of heavy rain, rather than a dry pattern of rain,” meteorologist John Martin said.
Some of the heaviest rain was in eastern Kentucky, where the weather service said the storm was moving away from the center of the state.
“There’s a lot of areas in eastern and southern Kentucky where we are expecting to see rain in the 50s and beyond,” Moones said.
A wet and dry week in Kentucky?
Mooney agreed that there could be some “wet days” in the state this weekend and into the week as the jet stream continues to move, but he doesn’t expect much rain to fall this weekend in those areas.
It will be possible for the area to see up to a foot or two of rain, but “that could just be due to the jet traffic and the jet moving around,” he explained.
The biggest problem, Mooney says, is that Kentucky has had a drought for the last two years.
The average rainfall in the last year in Kentucky has been less than 1 inch, and it’s not looking good for that, he added.