Good Friday, everyone. We’ve made it to the weekend, but it looks like we are leaving our gorgeous weather in the past. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms are rumbling across the state Friday, and it’s a sign of things to come.
A weak cold front is pressing in from the west and will touch off scattered showers and storms from west to east. These should arrive in the central and eastern parts of the state by early Friday afternoon.
Locally heavy rain and gusty winds will be likely, with highs in the upper 70s. A stronger line of storms might dive in late Friday evening. That’s when we’ll run the risk of some strong or severe storms. The greatest risk of severe weather looks to be just to our west.
Your weekend will feature a mix of sun and clouds, with scattered storms developing. This will not be a washout. Highs Saturday will reach the mid-70s and then flirt with 80 for Mother’s Day.
Highs in the 80s return for Monday and Tuesday ahead of a strong cold front, which looks to arrive Tuesday evening, with a line of potent storms likely. Much cooler air follows that for the middle and end of next week.
I have you all set to track today’s storms:
Friday’s risk area
Rainfall since midnight
WKYT Studio Lexington
I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington
I-75 @ Iron Works Pike Lexington
Have a great day and take care.