Good Friday everyone. It’s the biggest holiday of the summer and it falls on a weekend. That means some added pressure is applied to get some nice weather into central and eastern Kentucky. While all isn’t lost… I am just the messenger!
Things have been awfully wet across our region of late. Lexington picked up another 1″-2″ of rain on Thursday and we have a chance to approach those totals again today. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue to rumble across the region. These will be proficient rain producers that can cause local high water issues.
A Flash Flood Watch is out for much of our region through the evening hours:
In addition to the potential for high water, a few of the storms could be on the strong side. The best chance for that looks to be in the south and east. Highs today will generally run in the middle 70s.
The 4th of July forecast for Lexington:
The Bluegrass 10,000 looks to feature wet pavement and the chance for scattered showers. Temps should be in the upper 60s to low 70s.
The parade begins at 2pm and should see temps in the upper 70s to around 80. That’s not bad at all. Take a poncho or umbrella as scattered showers and storms may develop.
Fireworks time at 10pm will continue to see the chance for scattered showers and storms with temps in the low and middle 70s.
This does not look like a washout of a 4th, but the scattered storms could cause some issues. Temps will be very, very pleasant for this time of year.
Scattered showers and storms will be around again on Sunday as temps hit the low 80s. Near normal to slightly below normal temps should be common for next week as we stay in a rather stormy pattern.
I have you all set with the rest of your Friday storm tracking tools:
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-75 MP 127
US 60 @ US 460
Thursday’s risk area
Enjoy the day and take care.