Good Wednesday to one and all. We have one more ugly weather day to go through before we can get to some nicer weather. The change toward warmer is expected to occur over Kentucky Derby weekend, and that’s a wonderful thing for the Bluegrass State.
A southern storm system will largely miss the state to our south and east. It might get close enough for a shower or two across southern and southeastern Kentucky in the afternoon. The rest of the region should see a mix of sun and clouds.
A potent upper level disturbance will then drop in Thursday. That will bring gusty winds, chilly air and scattered showers. A rumble of thunder is even possible as it sweeps through.
Highs will again run well below normal:
The forecast for Friday, Kentucky Oaks day, is for a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the 60s. The day looks to be a little breezy for folks heading to Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby day looks even better, with highs hitting the low 70s and partly sunny skies.
Temperatures will really take off from Sunday into next week. Highs might routinely flirt with 80 degrees or better. The only drawback will be a daily threat of scattered thunderstorms.
Many of the recent computer models continue to indicate a stormy and wet pattern for much of the region over the next few weeks: