Showers and storms on the increase

Good Wednesday, folks. It’s back-to-school day for Lexington and several surrounding school districts. It’s been a summer full of storms, and that trend shows no signs of letting up in the coming days.

Your back-to-school forecast includes an increasing threat of showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. Locally heavy downpours are a possibility for central and western parts of the state:

A cold front blows into town Thursday, with additional rounds of showers and storms. A few of the storms could be strong, and the SPC has us at a very low risk for a severe storm or two:

Showers and storms will linger into Friday but should decrease as we get into the afternoon and evening. As of now, it looks as if our high school football season kicks off with mainly dry weather. Any slowdown of that front would change that.

Cooler air moves in this weekend, but additional showers and storms are possible later Saturday. That comes from a system diving in from the northwest:

The big solar eclipse weather picture is still a bit muddled with some model runs showing clear skies and others showing some clouds and rain chances. The new GFS is in the scattered shower and storm threat:

Enjoy your Wednesday and take care.

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