Hot and dry for the weekend before Fall brings cooler temperatures

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Overview: Clouds kept us on the cool side for Friday but they will clear out this weekend and temperatures will once again return to the upper 80s low 90s. Expect drought conditions to continue throughout the weekend, relief from this heat will be arriving late Sunday night into Monday morning as a cold front slips south into the region. One concern before the boundary arrives will be the potential wildfire risk across the Bluegrass. Conditions will be favorable wildfires to develop and spread quickly; hot temperatures, dry conditions, and breezy conditions. The front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms but don’t expect it to be a drought buster by any means. The main feature will be the cooler temperatures or for us back to average temperatures.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies with lows in the middle to mid 60s

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SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late into the overnight hours, highs in the low 90s.

MONDAY: Chance of showers mainly in the morning hours then becoming partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s



TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies, highs in the upper 70s low 80s

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a spot shower developing, highs in the low to mid 80s.

THURSDAY: Showers likely, high in the upper 70s to low 80s.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies with a spot shower developing, highs in the mid 80s

Meteorologist Justin Roth
ABC 36 Storm Team – WTVQ
Lexington, KY
Jroth@wtvq.com