After a nice end to the weekend, mother nature turns more active as we tackle another work week. Today, scattered showers return to the forecast as mild temperatures in the upper 50’s take over. We’re not talking washout rain chances, but some hit and miss showers will be possible for Eastern Kentucky.
Tonight, the cloud cover hangs around as a few showers remain possible. Lows cool off into the upper 40’s with light southerly winds around 5 mph.
As Tuesday rolls around, a strengthening low-pressure system across the south will gather some steam and slowly work northward. A warm front will then race northward while supplying lots of warmth and moisture Tuesday afternoon. In return, showers become likely throughout the day as mild temperatures in the upper 60’s prevail.
By Wednesday, the severe weather potential increases as a strong cold front tracks across the state. Right now, the best timing for storms will be Wednesday afternoon and into the evening hours. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall are the primary storm threats for Eastern Kentucky.
Late-week offers drier and cooler conditions as mostly sunny skies break out. Highs cool into the 40’s Thursday and Friday before jumping back into the 50’s Saturday. The dry weather pattern continues through Sunday as thermometers return to the lower 60’s.
Sky Alert Chief Meteorologist