A Flash Flood Watch begins at 8 A.M. Friday for southern and southeastern Kentucky. It will be in effect through 8 P.M. on Friday.
A strong cold front will arrive late on Thursday, producing an even more widespread and potentially stronger round of thunderstorms. Some of the Thursday afternoon and evening storms could be severe with wind and hail. Showers and thunderstorms will linger into Friday morning before a drying trend develops from north to south.
After a few days of drought relief, the weekend will be drier in central Kentucky, with isolated thunderstorms limited only to the southern and southeastern part of Kentucky. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s this weekend, then readings will rebound into the lower 90s as thunderstorm chances return to the Bluegrass, early next week.