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Adam Burniston’s Forecast | Watching tonight’s severe storm threat

Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 5:40 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As another system moves through today, bringing back the chance for strong to severe storms, a nice pattern follows for the beginning of the workweek.

As we head throughout this evening, strong to severe storms will build across parts of the Commonwealth. The risk remains low end with only a Marginal Risk in our region, but a few storms still could go severe producing strong/damaging winds and hail. Outside of a severe threat, most storms will produce torrential rainfall, which could lead to a localized flood threat. Once storms move out to the east and southeast tonight, a better feel will arrive with temperatures fall through the 70s and into the lower 60s overnight. Some patchy dense fog will be possible tonight and through the overnight as well.

Strong to severe storms are expected this afternoon and evening. Our main threats include strong/damaging winds, hail, and a localized flash flood threat.
Strong to severe storms are expected this afternoon and evening. Our main threats include strong/damaging winds, hail, and a localized flash flood threat.(WKYT)

By Monday, a much drier pattern will be taking over the forecast. Morning temperatures will start on a nice fresh note in the upper 50s and lower 60s. As we continue into the afternoon, highs will only reach into the lower 80s, just barely below our average of 86 in some areas. Skies will remain a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day with some light to moderate winds. Conditions will stay dry with low humidity levels making it feel even better.

We’ll keep the dry stretch going throughout the first half of the workweek. Then, as we head into the latter half of the week daily scattered shower and thunderstorms chances will return to the forecast. These storm chances will also be returning with that summer-like heat and humidity. Temperatures on Tuesday will reach into the mid-80s, but by Wednesday and through the end of the week, highs will be back around 90 and feel even warmer with high humidity levels.

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