Rain and Thunderstorms Develop Overnight

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Updated: 4/18/2013 11:32 pm

Midnight Update:  The severe threat has lessened for most of the viewing area, yet we still expect to have heavy rainfall and possible gusty winds.  The strong cold front that is approaching us, is causing quite a bit of flood issues in Indiana and Illinois.  Isolated tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings have also been issued at times.  Most of rain looks to develop between 2am to Noon Friday, making for a messy Friday morning commute.  Have the jacket with you as well! Temperatures will be dropping into the 40s by Friday afternoon.  Places like Dallas, St. Louis, and Little Rock have already dropped 30 degrees or more in the past 24 hours.


Tonight: Areas west of I-75 are under a "Slight" risk from the Storm Prediction Center through the overnight hours, with the possibility for strong to severe thunderstorms. Gusty winds, heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and an isolated tornado are possible. Temperatures will fall into the upper 50s by daybreak Friday.

Friday: A strong cold front will move across Central Kentucky Friday morning, giving us on-going rain showers and thunderstorms through the morning hours. As the strong cold front moves through early Friday, temperatures will quickly drop into the 40s by the afternoon, with rain diminishing as well. Breezy conditions will continue for Friday, with west winds 10 to 20 mph, and gusts up to 30 mph.

Friday Night: Skies will begin to clear out Friday night, with chilly overnight low temperatures around 35 degrees by daybreak Saturday.

Weekend: Our weekend weather will be great for heading out to Keeneland, yet you may need a light jacket. Saturday will feature mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 57 degrees. Sunday will continue to be mostly sunny with a high of 63 degrees.

Next Week: Temperatures will get a littler milder for Monday and Tuesday, with a return to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Another cold front will approach and move through the region late Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing our next best chance for rain and thunderstorms.

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