Not a washout this weekend ahead

Rain late Saturday night into early Sunday...
Wet Times This Weekend
Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 22:57:32-04

Well the weekend is finally here and the big question remains to if it will be a washout or not. As it stands now Saturday looks to be okay weather-wise for many of the festivals, charity runs, football games, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches across the area.

Showers should hold off until the nighttime hours as an ample supply of dry air remains in place with high pressure offshore. Sunday is the day of rain but it looks as if it will be early in the day with some clearing developing late salvaging the late afternoon and early evening hours.

Tropical moisture will continues to surge in from our south and west courtesy of Tropical Storm Olga making landfall along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. The storm will use the front as a set of railroad tracks spreading moisture north into the Ohio River Valley and our area late Saturday into Sunday.

A few rumbles of thunder may be possible with the frontal passage despite the main energy source sitting off to our west since tropical moisture will be funneled in. Rainfall amounts of 0.5"-1" are expected.

The front should clear the area by 4-5pm Sunday allowing for quick clearing before sunset. With the late day clearing high temperatures should rebound into the low to mid 70s despite winds gusting to 20-25 mph. Monday and Tuesday are dry and above average temperature wise with highs around 70 degrees.

Next storm system rolls in for the middle of next week giving us a shot at some shower activity for Halloween. Boo to that forecast but at least we have 6 days for that to change so stay tuned!!