Good Friday everyone. We had one heck of a light show across central and eastern Kentucky over the past 24 hours. The rounds of storms that blew into town Thursday into last night were prolific lightning producers and that caused several problems.
Two people were injured from lightning strikes. One was in Jessamine county with the other in Nelson county. The lightning also knocked down several trees and even started a few house fires across the region.
We did manage to get more in the way of soaking rains out of the storms, so there was a positive from it all. Additional storms may go up across the region today as a disturbance drops in from the northwest.
We will start things out today with showers and storms hanging around the east and southeast. Skies will then slowly dry out and this may allow our atmosphere to recover enough to produce a line of storms by late this afternoon into the evening. If those can get going, some could be strong or severe.
Cooler air and lower humidity will then push in behind the storms for the weekend. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the 80s.
The weather for next week looks… wait for it… wait for it… stormy! We could see more rounds of big time boomers on the march across the state.
Let’s get back to tracking whatever fires up out there today:
Check back for updates and have a great Friday. Take care.