Rain arrives for the weekend

Good Thursday to one and all. Everything has a shelf life, and that includes our current stretch of gorgeous weather. The expiration date is this Saturday, as rainy weather blows back into town.

That means to get out and enjoy the day, with temps in the 70- to 75-degree range Thursday and Friday.

Here are the forecast highs for the Lexington metro:

Lexington-metro forecastA cold front dives into the region from the northwest on Saturday. Winds will really crank up ahead of that front and could reach 30 mph at times. Showers and thunderstorms will increase as the day wears on:

NAMLocally heavy rains will carry us into Sunday morning before skies try to clear during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the 60s.

A much stronger system might follow that by late Tuesday and Wednesday. Check out the powerhouse of a storm showing up on the models:

Euro 2That would bring a lot of rain and wind to our region from Tuesday through Thursday as temps come crashing down.

That could introduce a cold pattern for Breeders’ Cup weekend in Lexington.

Have a great Thursday and take care.

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