Chris Johnson's Forecast | An active setup ramps up storm chances

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It was a cloudy but milder day across the Commonwealth as many spots climbed into the upper 60's and low 70's. Tonight, the cloud cover hangs around as overnight lows only drop into the low 60's. A few showers will be possible through this evening.

Sunday starts what will be an active period for the Commonwealth. A warm front lifts northward as plenty of warmth and moisture streams in from the Gulf of Mexico. Highs are expected to reach the mid, even upper 70's across central and eastern Kentucky. A few isolated showers and storms become possible throughout Sunday afternoon.

A bulk of the rainfall is set to arrive late Sunday night and into Monday. While the more widespread severe threat remains across the northern Ohio Valley, as this severe line drops southward overnight Sunday, strong storms remain possible for central and eastern Kentucky. Heavy rain, gusty-damaging winds, and lightning are the main threats with this set up. Rain totals will range from 1-2".

Showers stick around through Monday morning while becoming more scattered into the afternoon hours. Highs cool into the 60's Monday before briefly drying out Monday night.

Another round of rain quickly moves back into the forecast Tuesday as the threat for heavy rainfall ramps back up. Showers come to an end Wednesday before conditions dry out late-week. Much cooler air takes over with highs dropping into the 40's and 50's.