If you have any plans this evening, you are looking at a great forecast. Lows tonight will drop down into the lower 60s as clouds begin to slowly increase. A slight rain chance will exist after midnight this evening and into early Saturday morning.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed part of Eastern Kentucky in an Enhanced Risk for severe weather on Saturday. Damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall will be the main threats with this system. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out. Highs on Saturday will reach the lower 80s, fueling the atmosphere for storm development.
Saturday Morning - Saturday Afternoon
Most locations will remain dry during the day on Saturday. A few scattered storms will be possible, but these should remain below severe criteria. The severe threat for the afternoon looks to be lower which is great news for any plans Saturday afternoon.
Saturday Evening - Sunday Morning
This is primetime for the severe weather threat in the mountains. A complex system will begin to dive southeastward towards the mountains. Strong-severe storms will be likely with damaging winds being the main threat. This will impact our region while people are sleeping. Please have your weather radios on and ready to go. A brief spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out.
Sunday - Next Week
Rain chances will ramp up and a strong storm or two cannot be ruled out for your Sunday afternoon forecast. Despite cloud cover and rain chances, high temperatures should still reach the upper 70s.
Memorial day will feature a few rain chances Monday morning as the cold front slides out of the viewing area. Temperatures will remain mild with highs in the mid-upper 70s with decreasing cloud cover. If you have any plans for Memorial Day, the weather is shaping up to look better.
The extended part of the forecast looks to be drier and warm. Highs will stick in the upper 70s to lower 80s with slight to scattered rain chances throughout next week. As model resolution becomes greater, I am sure we will be able to take a few of these rain chances off the seven-day forecast. As of now, a slight chance of rain looks possible Wednesday through Friday next week.
Sky Alert Meteorologist