LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms rolled through early Thursday and left areas across southern Kentucky with half an inch to an inch of rain. The rest of us saw less than a quarter inch across central Kentucky.

Once that ended, the rest of Thursday felt nice! A cool breeze from the northwest and some sunshine left high temperatures in the low 80s.

The steamy weather will return quickly as we head into the weekend, which will prompt the chance for some strong to severe storms Saturday.

Overnight, some patchy fog will form as clouds continue to clear and temperatures bottom out in the mid-to-upper 60s.

We’ll head into Friday with a mix of sunshine and cloud cover, but it will remain mostly dry throughout the day.


Dew points go back into the oppressive category Friday through Monday. It will feel like the low to mid-90s each day as high temperatures climb back into the upper 80s.

The next chance for storms will fire up along a frontal boundary early Saturday. Right now, we have a level 2 risk for scattered severe storms on Saturday.


The main threats will be gusty and damaging winds and some heavy rain. Once this first round passes, we’ll open up to some sunshine and toasty temps through Saturday afternoon.

We have the chance for more isolated thunderstorm activity on Sunday, but it won’t likely be severe.

We’re already highlighted for another active weather day on Monday, as a strong cold front will prompt another round of potentially damaging storms.

The rest of next week looks comfortable and pleasant as we get a break from the humidity starting Tuesday.