Rain this week likely will not make 2011 the wettest year on record in Lexington, meteorologist Chris Bailey said.
"We picked up almost four-tenths of an inch during the day Thursday, which puts us at 64.44 inches for the year, and the record is 65.76 from back in 1935," Bailey said.
Bailey said the Lexington area could get another tenth of an inch of rain Thursday night, and perhaps another tenth during the day Friday, which would still leave Lexington about an inch below the record with a little more than two weeks left in the year.
It's likely to rain next on Tuesday and Tuesday night, he said.
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"That has an outside shot of putting us up there at the top," Bailey said. "But the way it looks right now, it could come down to the closing days of the year."
Bailey noted that 2011 is already the wettest year on record for Louisville, Cincinnati and Huntington, W.Va.