After showers and storms early this morning, we mainly stayed dry through the afternoon with sun and clouds. It has been a muggy and hot day with temperatures in most locations in the mid to upper 80s. Some areas including Lexington, London, and Jackson have set new record highs today or tied them. Because of daytime heating and the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, we saw some pop up showers and storms through the evening. Some severe thunderstorms popped up. Some shower activity will linger into the overnight, but a lot of the rain activity will be fizzling out. The severe threat has decreased around the region. Temperatures will still stay warm and around 70 degrees tonight. We’ll take another run at record setting warmth for your Sunday with highs back in the mid to upper 80s. An isolated showers or storm earlier in the day is possible, but the best chance for showers and storms will arrive Sunday early evening and into the overnight. The viewing area is under a slight risk for severe weather, but there is still the possibility for strong to severe storms later Sunday. Main concerns are damaging winds and hail. Heavy downpours are also possible, which could lead to flash flooding in some areas. Rain continues into your Monday with temperatures staying cooler and around 70 degrees. Rain looks to taper off by mid afternoon on Monday. We’ll see more sunshine Tuesday with highs in the low 70s. A few rain showers are possible Wednesday with highs around 70. Temperatures cool into the low 60s Thursday with a likely chance for showers and storms through the day. A few showers are possible Friday and Saturday with highs in the upper 60s.
-Meteorologist Elise Dolinar