A quiet start weather-wise but areas of dense morning fog will be an issue once again. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Eastern Kentucky (a line along and to the southeast of Wayne to Estill to Fleming Counties). Be careful on your way into work/school as visibilities are less than a mile in many parts of Southeast Kentucky. Once the fog dissipates, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds early with a chance for isolated storms developing this afternoon. As with the last few days, any one of these storms could be strong, possibly severe packing brief heavy rainfall and high wind gusts. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s. The main threat for severe weather, though, will be later this evening (after 9pm). This is when a strong cold front approaches from the northwest. A squall line is expected to develop ahead of this front and push northwest to southeast across Kentucky from late this evening through the overnight hours. For now, the best timing is for the line to be around I-71 by 9-11pm; Lexington/Bluegrass and I-75 on either side of midnight; and areas east of I-75 after midnight and during the pre-dawn hours. Damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and an isolated tornado are possible for most of the WKYT viewing audience (a much lower chance for far Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky). The severe threat is expected to diminish in as it heads through Eastern Kentucky overnight (as the atmosphere stabilizes a little after the loss of daytime heating). Showers end west to east Saturday with much cooler conditions to follow. For now, looks like kickoff for the Wildcats Home Opener looks dry with gradually clearing skies through the game. Temperatures by then should be in the upper 60s. Dry, cool and pleasant conditions arrive Sunday through a good chunk of next week.
Be wary of the changing weather conditions tonight. We’ll get you posted as we track these storms tonight.
Have a great weekend,
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