Potentially record breaking heat and unsettled weather


A warm front lifted across the Ohio Valley this morning and Spring like temperatures have moved in. Expect the warm and windy conditions to continue for the next couple of days, a strong cold front that will cause severe weather across the southern U.S.


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Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and mild conditions as temperatures move into the low 50s

Friday, overcast skies will continue with a few showers possible throughout the day; however, most rain shower chances will be focus to the afternoon hours. Windy conditions will persist with gusts up to 30 mph.


Temperatures will continue on a warming trend as we move to the weekend with possible record breaking heat Friday and Saturday. Potentially record breaking heat start Friday, the record high is 65 degrees and Saturday’s record high is 66 degrees both set in 2018. Temperatures may be warm but expect potent rain system as well.

Unsettled weather with showers and even a few thunderstorms could be possible. Although the low pressure center will be a bit of a reality check for many people across the Midwest when it comes to winter for us in Kentucky we will stick with only rain, but a lot of it with the majority of the rain staying in western Kentucky, still central and eastern Kentucky could see between 1-2 inches so localized flooding could be possible.

The rain will be something to monitor but as of now the main threat will be the strong winds associated with this system. We could see gusts up to 60 mph when the storms are at its strongest. Gusts that strong can break weak branches or trees especially under soggy roots from soaking rain.

Stay Tuned!

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and windy, lows in the low 50s

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and scattered showers, highs in the mid 60s

SATURDAY: Rain showers likely, highs in the low 70s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies, highs in the upper 40s

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies, highs in the mid 50s

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with scattered showers possible, highs in the mid to upper 50s

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with scattered showers possible, highs in the mid to upper 50s

THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies, highs in the low 30s

Meteorologist Justin Roth
ABC 36 Storm Team – WTVQ
Lexington, KY