We have already set the record for February 24th! High temperatures continue to rise into the upper 70s and we are on track to set an all-time high record for the month of February!
An approaching cold front will work across Eastern Kentucky late tonight and into Saturday morning. A line of storms will track across central and Eastern Kentucky bringing the threat for damaging winds, small hail and heavy rainfall. While all of Eastern Kentucky remains under a slight risk, it appears the best threat still looks to be across central and northern Kentucky. That area is located under an enhanced risk by the storm prediction center.
With the timing of this system, we should dodge the stronger activity. This line of storms will be moving through the WYMT coverage area as we are losing our energy from the daytime heating. Therefore, the line of storms will gradually weaken as it works through the mountains and into the Virginias. We still cannot rule out the possibility of a few strong-severe storms for some locations tonight.
The rainfall will come to an end Saturday morning before completely drying out Saturday afternoon. Partly cloudy and breezy conditions will remain locked over the region with highs in the upper 40s Saturday.
An area of high pressure will work in behind the cold front on Sunday allowing for sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s once again.
Warmer temperatures and plenty of rain chances look likely through next week as Mother Nature keeps the spring-like weather pattern around. We will continue to take the forecast one system at a time! We will update you through the evening and overnight hours on Facebook, Twitter and WYMT.com.
Sky Alert Meteorologist