Super warm before some storms

Good Friday, folks. Our Easter weekend is kicking off with thermometers more typical of early June than the middle of April. With the higher temps will come an increasing threat of thunderstorms as the weekend wears on.

Highs Friday hit the lower 80s in much of Central and Eastern Kentucky. Skies will stay partly to mostly sunny:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Saturday looks mainly dry, but isolated showers and storms try to develop in our region. Highs will range from the upper 70s to low 80s in many areas.

Storms will increase on Easter Sunday, and a few could be strong:

This will lead us into a rather stormy week ahead. We will keep the high temps, but “bowling ball” type systems will roll from west to east across the country. Here’s one for early week:

And here comes another later in the week:

Those will bring rounds of strong to severe storms from the Plains States into the Ohio Valley. Heavy rains are a good bet. Take a look at the rainfall forecast through next week:

GFS

Canadian

Have a great Friday and take care.

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