Record warmth will be likely for Eastern Kentucky as mostly sunny skies break out this afternoon. Highs will soar into the mid-upper 70’s while easily surpassing the previous record high of 71 set back in 2001. Breezy southwest winds between 10-15 mph will be possible with gust up to 25 mph at times.
Tonight, a strong low-pressure system drags a cold front across the state. A line of storms will track across central and Eastern Kentucky late tonight while bringing the threat for damaging winds, hail, and heavy rainfall.
While all of Eastern Kentucky remains under a slight risk for severe storms, it appears that the best threat for the strongest activity will be across central and northern Kentucky. However, a few of those strong-severe storms could impact some of the western viewing area counties along the I-75 corridor.
With the timing of the system, this should play into our favor. The line will gradually weaken as it works through Eastern Kentucky but still provides the shot for some stronger storms.
The rainfall comes to an end Saturday morning before drying out Saturday afternoon. Mostly sunny skies return Sunday as cooler highs in the upper 40’s prevail.
Warmer temperatures and plenty of rain chances look like a good bet through next week as mother nature keeps the active weather pattern alive for the extended period.
Sky Alert Chief Meteorologist