LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's a First Alert Severe Weather Day here across the Commonwealth as strong storms are expected to move in tonight and into Monday morning.
We start out the day on the mild side in the mid-60s with cloudy skies and a few sprinkles possible. Most of the morning and afternoon will stay dry, however cloudy conditions will be continuing with some areas seeing a break later today. Highs by the afternoon/evening will reach up into the mid-70s, which is nearly 15 degrees above our average for this time of year. By Sunday night rain and storm chances will increase as a front moves through Indiana and to the southeast.
As these storms move through overnight Sunday into Monday morning, that's when we will see the greatest risk for severe weather. This will include heavy showers, frequent lightning, strong/damaging winds, as well as a lower end tornado threat for portions of north central Kentucky. Storms will continue throughout the early morning hours and exit out to the southeast by the afternoon. Scattered showers will still remain around however throughout the day with highs only in the mid to upper 60s.
Heading throughout the first half of the work week rain chances will continue on Tuesday and become more isolated on Wednesday. Cooler conditions will also be in the forecast. Tuesday will bring highs in the lower 50s and then by later on in the week highs will only reach into the upper 40s. A few mornings this week could see freezing conditions.