Adam Burniston’s Forecast | Severe storm threat lasts through Monday

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Published: Mar. 6, 2022 at 3:05 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - While heavy rains and storms drenched much of central and eastern Kentucky, another round is expected by Monday, renewing the severe threat across our region.

As we head throughout this evening and tonight, a severe threat will continue for central and western Kentucky. However, by later tonight, a warm front will lift most of the rain chances to the north, for the time being, letting us get in on some drier time. Temperatures will stay relatively unchanged through tonight for areas dealing with rainfall. For others, like southern Kentucky, you’ll drop through the 70s and into the 60s for tonight with breezy winds continuing.

During the morning hours of Monday, our second line of showers and thunderstorms will push into our region from the northwest. This line of storms will produce strong/damaging winds and heavy rainfall that could lead to localized high water issues. By the afternoon, the strongest line of storms will have moved more into southeastern and southern Kentucky, with scattered showers and storms hanging on behind the front for other regions. Temperatures will stay in the 60s for most but then drop pretty quickly behind the cold front into the 50s and 40s into the night.

A cooler pattern will stay around through the rest of the week, with highs only topping out in the 40s Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, temperatures will try to make it back into the 50s, but even that won’t last long as another system follows up into the end of the week and next weekend. That next system will likely bring a rain and snow mix to our region, with winter air surging in as temperatures fall into the 30s and possibly even the teens overnight.

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