Rain Slowly Tapering Off

Posted on: 6:53 pm, January 1, 2013, by , updated on: 06:56pm, January 1, 2013

It has been a dreary and rainy start to 2013, but expect improving conditions overnight into Wednesday.  Individual showers have been moving rather quickly from southwest to northeast today, but the entire band of rain is only been inching southeast.  The steady rain has become more patchy in nature west of I-65 and will continue this evening, with the bulk of the rain off to the southeast by around midnight. Use caution on the roadways this evening as many have received between 1.0-2.0″+ of rainfall within the past 24 hours. Below is a check of the radar as of 6:50 pm.

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Clouds will linger behind the cold front that has brought the rain over the past 24 hours.  Despite the lingering clouds, temperatures will be colder tonight as a colder air mass continues to move in behind the front, dropping temperatures into the low to mid 30s.  Expect to wake up to some cloud cover, with a partly cloudy sky persisting for Wednesday.  Highs will only reach into the mid 40s Wednesday afternoon, around five degrees below average for early January. After an active December weather wise, it looks like the beginning of 2013 will be a little more calm, with no rain in the forecast over the next seven days, with morning lows in the mid to upper 20s and low 30s and highs in the mid to upper 40s and low 50s.

Happy New Year!

- Jennifer Watson

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