Derby weekend may turn ugly

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May is off and running and the weather picture is looking good… for now. Warmer than normal temps will continue for a few more days and then things take a turn toward the ugly. That turn looks to take place during Kentucky Derby weekend.

Thursday's weather looks a lot like what we have today… temps in the upper 70s and low 80s with a scattered storm possible.

The slow moving changes for the weekend start to impact our weather as early as Friday. A slow moving cutoff low pressure across the plains states will being a significant snowfall for areas normally getting hammered by tornadoes this time of year. That system meanders into the region later Friday into Saturday.

That setup MAY mean we get through Oaks Day with a lot of the rain just to our west. Derby day may see a lot of that stuff rolling in from the west and has a much better chance to be wet. Showers and cooler air would then continue into Sunday and Monday.