It was a much needed break from mother nature! Partly-mostly sunny skies prevailed for most of today as highs climbed into the low-mid 50's. Believe it or not, today is the coolest day as far as highs are concerned for the next seven!
Tonight, clouds continue to increase as mostly cloudy skies wins out. A warm front associated with our next system that impacts the state will slide north across the Commonwealth late tonight. This provides a spark for scattered showers and even a thunderstorm. Otherwise, look for lows to cool into the 40's early on before rising into Monday morning.
After the scattered showers early Monday, conditions look mainly dry Monday afternoon. Breezy winds from the south cranks up while ushering in a lot of warmth. In fact, highs soar into the upper 60's and low 70's for central and eastern Kentucky making for a very mild day. Some record highs will be possible.
The warmth continues Tuesday as winds remain breezy. Some sunshine is expected to break out Tuesday afternoon while pushing the thermometers even higher. Look for highs top out around 80 degrees and if that happens, many records will be shattered. If we hit 80º, this would tie the all time record high temperature for this date! Wow!
While rain chances are not much of a concern early in the week, that changes mid-late week. Rounds of heavy rain and storms work across the region Wednesday - Friday. Temperatures cool into the 50's and 60's for this period as flooding becomes a big threat. River flooding, creeks, streams, etc. will all be an issue by late-week.
Unfortunately, the rain continues once again through the weekend as another system impacts the Ohio Valley. This will have the potential to bring some storms along with it. Regardless, it's a very active and soggy pattern for the next 7 days and flooding issues are a big concern as we move forward.