A Warm, Bright Afternoon, Then Storms Tomorrow

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Updated: 3/27/2012 1:23 pm
After starting in the middle 30s this morning in Lexington, and upper 20s in some places like Paintsville, temperatures are rising 4° to 5° per hour early this afternoon.  Readings will continue to climb through the 50s and well into the 60s, peaking near 70 degrees late this afternoon.  Sunshine will mix with some cirrus clouds.  Tonight will be a bit milder, with lows around 55 under increasing clouds.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will accompany a cold front on Wednesday, and some of the storms could become severe in southern and southeastern Kentucky during the afternoon.  By Thursday morning, we should be back to dry weather in the Bluegrass Region, with the final brief shower exiting far southern Kentucky very early in the day.  The next storm system will produce showers and thunderstorms on Friday evening and especially on Saturday.  Showers will exit eastern Kentucky early on Sunday as dry weather returns.  The active pattern will continue into next week, with another chance for thunderstorms with a new disturbance on Monday afternoon.  Temperatures will be a bit above average during the weekend and into early next week.
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