LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — It started nice out there across the Commonwealth Tuesday. Steady sunshine and decent temperatures climbing back into the 50s.

Clouds rain and wind will replace that as we hit the midweek mark Wednesday. Scattered rain will begin after 9 p.m. with the bulk of the showers ending before the morning commute Wednesday. Spotty rain will continue into midday before we dry out in the afternoon. A 0.1’’ to 0.25’’ of rain can be expected.

Wind gusts pick up late Wednesday too, from the south at 30+ mph. This ushers in warmer air for Thursday. The clouds split briefly Thursday as temps climb toward the low 70s from an incoming warm front.


Wind Gusts Forecast into Wednesday 3/22/2023
Forecast High Temps for Thursday 3/23/2023

Thursday will be gorgeous, but windy with gusts over 40 mph. Then, the next big thing rolls in. A strong storm system will bring a few rounds of heavy rain.

The SPC has already put parts of the Commonwealth under a risk for severe storms. Heavy rain which may lead to localized flooding will also be a concern as the week comes to an end.

As of now, the heaviest rain looks northwest of the Ohio River. The fox 56 weather authority will be watching this closely.