Warmth gives way to storms

Chief Meteorologist Shane Smith is tracking a few chances of storms over the next week.

 The heat continues across southern and eastern Kentucky.  We topped out again today in the mid 80s with plenty of sunshine.  Tomorrow more of the same as high pressure continues to control our weather.  That stretch of warm weather is set to come to an end on Friday as a cold front enters the region.  It will bring us showers and storms Friday evening and off and on Saturday.


Check out of the NAM Future radar for 8 PM.  

As you can see it's showing plenty of showers out and about.  The rain continues into Saturday morning.

Some of the latest models are trying to boot the rain out of here by Sunday morning while others are showing a few lingering showers on Mothers Day.  We will continue to fine tun that forecast as we head into the weekend.

We debuted a new graphic on Mountain News at 11 tonight.  Lawncast is going to be a great tool as you plan to mow your lawn or maybe do some work in the landscaping.  Green means I'm expecting good conditions, yellow means you may run into a few issues from either heat or precipitation, and red means outdoor work is not advised.

I love building new graphics like this and will continue to build more new forecast tailored to serve you as we continue to develop our new HD weather system.  

In the mean time, your old reliable 7-Day Forecast is showing more rain chances as we head into next week, with some cooler temperatures to go along with it.


-Shane Smith

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