Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop this afternoon and evening. Some of these could be strong or severe into the nighttime hours.
It's a summertime tradition in Central Kentucky, and it officially kicked off Friday morning.
The torch lighting for the 25th annual Bluegrass State Games, took place at the capitol building in Frankfort.
Several dignitaries were on hand for the event, including Jared Fogle of 'Subway' fame.
The torch will be brought to Lexington where it will be used to light the cauldron at Applebee's Park later tonight.