Near record highs for Mom

Good Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day. It’s moms big day, so it’s appropriate for Mother Nature to steal the show. Near record highs are likely across many areas of the state today and Monday, with thunderstorms threatening to enter the picture.

Today’s record high for Lexington is 89 degrees from 1957. We should be in the general vicinity of that, but may come up a degree or two shy.

The best chance at a record high comes Monday. The record is 88 from 1962. Highs in the upper 80s give us a good shot at tying or breaking that mark.

This early taste of summer sizzle may also throw a few storms at us. There’s the potential for a couple strong storms latter today, mainly across the northern half of the state:

A similar storm setup will be noted for Monday:

Tropical humidity levels will increase next week, leading us into a setup conducive for rounds of showers and storms to develop:

This pattern has the potential to produce strong storms and some very heavy rainfall. That’s especially true if we can get a tropical disturbance to throw some moisture out way from the Gulf.

Have a Happy Mother’s Day and take care.

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