Chris Bailey’s Forecast | Strong Storms This Evening

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 2:12 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It’s a WKYT First Alert Weather Day.

We have a major pattern change taking place and it’s kicking things off with a line of strong to severe storms racing through here later today. This is the first of two fronts set to take our temps well below normal as we end July and roll into early August.

Temps over the past few days have been a big underachiever with many areas not even getting to 90. Temps today may struggle to 90 across the central and east as some cloud drift in from the northwest. A line of strong to severe storms will develop to our north and drop in here from the north, bringing the potential for damaging winds and some hail.

The storms will also be torrential rain producers that can cause local high water issues, but the fast movement of the storms will help.

Much cooler and drier air presses in from the north behind the front as we go into Friday. This air is going to feel sooooooo good as highs are upper 70s to low 80s for many.

The weekend finds a deepening trough digging into the region, bringing a few showers and thunderstorms with it. These kick in on Saturday and run through Sunday and that may be followed by an upper level low into next week.

Weekend temps will be held way down with clouds and rain around, but the real deal fall blast moves in early next week.

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