LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's another pleasant start to the day here across the Bluegrass but unfortunately, storm chances make a return to the forecast. Today, look for mostly sunny skies early on before a few clouds start rolling in from the south and southeast. Southerly flow will usher in a little more humidity and provide that spark once again for a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms, especially south and east. Otherwise, look for highs in the mid 80's.
As we roll into the holiday weekend, storm chances appear to stick around. While we're not talking about a washout Saturday and Sunday, it will be the same old song and dance we've had earlier this week and the week before. That is, afternoon showers and thunderstorms will go up and have the potential to put down a quick dose of heavy rain. Some storms could be on the stronger side with gusty winds and lightning. Outside of the rain chances, conditions will be warm and muggier as highs reach the mid, even upper 80's in spots.
By early next week, the pattern turns a little more active. The potential tropical storm will hit the gulf coast this weekend before making landfall and heading northward. This slug of moisture in combination with a slow moving front will really ramp up storm chances by mid-week. In fact, each day of the week will offer up storm chances with the best shot of rain arriving Tuesday - Thursday. With this potential tropical moisture in place, storms will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall at times and could lead to some high water issues. Otherwise, we'll see temperatures hang tough in the low-mid 80's as May likely goes down as one of the warmest on record!