We are now under a First Alert Severe Weather Day. Showers and thunderstorms will be spotty today. This means that not everyone will get in on the mix, but our chances sit at 60%. Some of these storms will have gusty winds, heavy rain and lightning. The severe weather risk is very low today. That risk increases overnight and into Friday morning. The timing on this will be crucial due to the opening day of Keeneland. I'm still thinking the farther you go into the afternoon the better weather you will have for Keeneland. The threats for these strong to possibly severe storms will be damaging winds, hail, flooding and can't ever rule out a brief isolated tornado.
Heading into the weekend you can expect cooler conditions with highs in the 50s and 60s. Also the weather will be much calmer with partly cloudy skies on both days. Come Sunday evening/night you will start to see rain move into the region. This will give way to widespread rain to start off the work week.
Meteorologist Micah Harris