After a quiet, mild and muggy morning, expect things to get potentially dangerous later today. Temperatures will reach the lower to middle 90s with gradually increasing cloudiness into the afternoon hours. As a cold front approaches (slowly) from the northwest, scattered showers and storm will develop in the unstable (hot/humid) air-mass over Kentucky. Any one of these scattered storms could become severe rapidly with large hail and damaging winds the main threat. As we head toward and through the evening hours, widespread showers and a potentially severe line of storms could race southward through Kentucky. Large hail (up to 1.5") and gusts in excess of 60mph are possible during the P.M. hours with the evening hours being the main time. Showers and storms will linger overnight and through the first half of Friday as the front pushes through the Commonwealth. Based on the timing of the frontal passage, it’s still looking like we’ll have a drier and seasonal weekend although a pop-up shower is possible Saturday afternoon.
We’ll keep you updated throughout the day.