Adam Burniston’s Forecast | Potential for strong storms returns

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Published: Mar. 5, 2022 at 3:59 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - While we’ve enjoyed a nice spring surge the past several days, all eyes are on the next storm threat that moves in over the next few days that could provide strong to severe storms.

Gusty winds and mild temperatures will stay with us through this evening and tonight across the Commonwealth. Temperatures will only fall through the 70s and into the 60s by tonight, with a few areas seeing the upper-50s overnight. Mostly dry conditions will continue until we get into the later overnight hours when some showers will show up to the west.

By Sunday, showers and thunderstorms will increase across our region. This storm activity will continue throughout much of the day but build more through the afternoon and evening, providing gusty winds and heavy rain. The severe threat for Sunday will be on the low-end and mainly across the state’s western half. Highs on Sunday are still expected to reach into the upper-60s and lower-70s.

Shower and thunderstorm chances will continue into Monday, with another wave increasing through the afternoon again. These storms will provide another severe threat across our region, with strong winds being the main threat. After Monday, we’ll dry it out for the most part through the middle of the week, but then another active pattern will be set up for the end of the week. We’ll also see temperature swings throughout the week, with a fall into the 40s Tuesday/Wednesday before a brief warmup on Thursday. By next weekend, we could very well be dealing with a wintertime threat back into the forecast, so we’ll be watching that.

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