Adam Burniston’s Forecast | Storm threat increases through Friday

Adam Burniston’s Forecast | Storm threat increases through Friday
Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 2:01 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We have enjoyed a Spring surge with plenty of dry days this week, but that pattern is switching as we track a thunderstorm threat for the end of the weekend and into the weekend with a slight cooldown.

Happy St. Patricks Day, everyone! We have been enjoying another beautiful day. We’ll keep those conditions going into this evening with temperatures that slowly fall through the 60s and eventually end up into the lower-50s late tonight. We’ll keep a mix of clouds around this evening and tonight, but it will remain on the dry side with light to moderate winds.

By Friday morning, temperatures will be around 50, with a few colder valley areas beginning in the 40s. After a nice start, we’ll watch for increasing thunderstorm chances in the afternoon, moving from the west to the east. These storms will pack some gusty winds and heavy rainfall, with some potentially being strong to severe. Our threat is on the lower end of severity, but we’ll watch it all for you and keep you updated. Highs on Friday will reach into the 60s before the cold front arrives.

By the weekend, temperatures will drop behind the cold front, with temperatures in the 40s on Saturday with chilly showers. Then by Sunday, we’ll rebound back into the 50s with drying skies. We’ll go into another brief dry period through Monday and Tuesday before another system arrives for the middle of the week. That following system will renew our shower and thunderstorm threat across the region. Highs will be around the 60s and 70s most days.

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