Chris Johnson's Forecast | Tracking a stormy end to the work week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We'll see a pleasant start to your Friday with readings in the mid-upper 60's for most of central and eastern Kentucky. Throughout this afternoon, look for a mix of sun and clouds to break out with warmer highs in the low-mid 80's. You'll feel the difference today as mother nature cranks up the humidity dial just a bit.

By late afternoon, a strong cold front will edge closer to central Kentucky. In return, showers and storms will develop along and ahead of this front. Storms become likely into this evening and later tonight as the threat for a few stronger storms will be there. Locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and lightning are all likely with any stronger storm that develops.

The front slowly works eastward into Saturday but sticks around parts of southern and eastern Kentucky by early afternoon. A few more showers and storms will develop for those areas while keeping the storm chances alive.

Everyone dries out by Saturday night as much of Sunday looks mainly dry. While a storm or two cannot be ruled out, it looks like a nice end to the weekend will shape up before our next rainmaker slides in by early next week.