Midnight Update: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the early morning hours of Friday, with heavy rainfall, gusty winds, frequent lightning, and small hail possible with any thunderstorms that form. There should be a lull in the storm activity around 3am, yet a line of thunderstorms is expected to develop around 7am Friday, with thunderstorm chances continuing through midday, yet diminishing from west to east Friday afternoon. Winds will stay breezy for Friday, with sustained winds around 25 mph, with higher wind gusts. Friday morning low temperatures will be around 59 degrees, with Friday afternoon high temperatures around 68 degrees. A cold front will move through from midday into the afternoon, with clearing skies expected for Friday evening, with cooler air returning. Saturday morning low temperatures will be around 38 degrees. Sunny skies return for Saturday, with a cool afternoon high of 56 degrees. Sunday will feature partly sunny skies with a high around 61 degrees.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight through Friday, with heavy rainfall, gusty winds, small hail, and frequent lightning possible with any thunderstorms that develop. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Eastern Kentucky, through 6pm Friday. Drier and cooler conditions return for your weekend.
TONIGHT: More widespread rain showers will develop tonight into Friday, with the chance for some strong to severe thunderstorms. The biggest threat for severe weather will be in the form of damaging winds. Overnight low temperatures will be around 59 degrees.
FRIDAY: The Storm Prediction Center has our viewing area under an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms for Friday. A line of thunderstorms will move through early Friday, with damaging winds possible. Gusty winds around 35 mph will be possible throughout the day. Friday high temperatures will be around 68 degrees. You’ll need to take along the rain jacket and umbrella, if you’re heading to the opening day of Keeneland on Friday.
WEEKEND: Cool temperatures return this weekend, with high temperatures ranging from 56 degrees on Saturday, to 61 degrees on Sunday. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies for Saturday and partly sunny skies for Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: Rain chances return Sunday night into Monday, with Monday high temperatures around 59 degrees. Colder temperatures return for Tuesday and Wednesday, with high temperatures in the mid 50s. Temperatures return to the mid 60s by Thursday and Friday of next week.