LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — What a perfect way to end the week. Pleasant sunshine and warm temperatures mixed in with a little bit of haze. You can’t ask for much better. We’ll keep that theme going to start the weekend, but strong to severe storms will spoil Sunday.

Overnight temperatures drop into the 50s again with some of us inching into the 40s. It will be a cool start to Saturday, but we’ll climb back to the mid-80s in the afternoon.

There’s some good news in the forecast as well. That smoky sky will slowly clear which will only improve air quality for us through Saturday.

It will be the best day of the weekend because the next big thing is rain and thunderstorms roll in on Sunday.

The first half of the day will be dry as clouds increase ahead of a cold front. By lunchtime, we’ll start to see some rain and thunder develop. The strong storms will be most likely late in the afternoon.


Those with outdoor plans will want to keep alerts on, because central and eastern Kentucky are in a level 1 risk for isolated severe storms. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

Scattered rain lingers overnight, and we’ll slowly clear out into Monday with temperatures falling into the upper 70s.

Rainfall totals will range from 1/4” to 1/2” for most with isolated higher totals over 1”+. Localized higher totals could exceed 2” in areas that get very efficient t-storms.

By the middle of next week, we’ll have another system to track that may bring more rain and some stronger storms.


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