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Got plans Saturday? When will the rain leave?

Got plans Saturday?  When will the rain leave?

by Ben Pine

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 24 at 6:42 AM

Well, it seems like many of you have some outdoor plans this weekend.  I've already had friends and coworkers coming up and asking about Saturday's rain chances.  So, let's lay it out there. Follow along with the maps below. 

1) The first map is the little more pessimistic model for Saturday morning, showing scattered showers still lingering all over Kentuckiana around 8am.  But, even this model has the rain clearing out by afternoon.

2) The second map shows a different model at the same time, with lesser amounts and basically a few leftover light rain showers early Saturday.  I'm leaning towards this more optimistic GFS model.

3) The third map shows the rain on the GFS model mainly to the east by 2pm.

4) The fourth map shows the rain all to the east by 8pm. 

It's not going to be a beautiful day, with clouds and colder temperatures with highs in the low to mid 50s, and the winds could be gusting 10-20 mph making it feel even chillier.  So, the good news is Saturday should turn out mainly dry, but we'll have to bundle up a bit.  Basically, plan on morning showers, and a dry afternoon Saturday.  By the way, all that mess to the southeast is the rain from Tropical Storm Sandy.