After some early morning showers and thunderstorms for parts of central and eastern Kentucky, mother nature offered up a fairly calm spring-like day. Unfortunately, more rain and storm chances return through this evening.
The set up involves a strengthening low pressure across western Kentucky along with its attendant warm front. This warm front is providing for not only an impressive 35º temperature spread across the state, but also the focal point for storm development. With plenty of moisture and warmth moving in across the state, showers and storms are expected to crank up through this evening.
A few strong, even severe storms will be possible as this system rolls through. Damaging winds, large hail, and torrential rainfall are the main players with any storm that goes up. Look for activity to push through late tonight as conditions begin to dry out. Clouds will decrease in coverage through Sunday morning as lows fall into the upper 30's and low 40's.
Speaking of which, Sunday looks pretty good. We'll wrap up the weekend on a fairy nice and seasonable note. A mix of sun and clouds win out as highs climb into the mid-upper 50's. Overall, a great day to get out and enjoy.
As we look ahead, the weather pattern remains very active. In fact, more storm chances return late Monday and into Tuesday before temperatures crash mid-week. Snow chances look likely Wednesday with highs only in the 30's. The winter and spring fight continues through late week before temperatures rebound into the 50's next weekend.