LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – After a mainly dry start to the work week, the big story has been and will be the heat that builds into the region through Wednesday. A fall front late week will take temperatures well below normal for this time of the year!

Tonight, mainly clear to partly cloudy skies prevail. While a few showers develop late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, best chances for any shower activity will remain across our southwestern communities. Otherwise, expect warm lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Expect mostly sunny conditions to eventually take over Tuesday and Wednesday as a big dome of high pressure builds into the region. A ton of warmth will head our way as well with highs around 90 Tuesday. But it does not stop there! Highs surge from 90 to 95 Wednesday afternoon with an incoming cold front late Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Scattered showers and a few storms look possible with this front as it slides through the Commonwealth Thursday. Temperatures take a big time hit with highs only in the mid-70s Thursday afternoon.

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Any rain chance clears the area by Thursday night with clearing skies that take over. A much cooler brand of air settles in as lows drop into the mid and upper 40s by Friday morning! Friday will be our first FULL day of Autumn!

Temperatures hang tough in the 70s both Friday and Saturday with dry skies ahead. Our next best rain chance arrives Sunday and looks more widespread for the area. Conditions trend drier into early next week with below-normal highs in the 70s expected!

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