LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With heat index values in the 90s and scattered storm chances through the weekend, you'll want to stay plenty hydrated and keep rain gear handy.
Hot and humid weather comes to the Commonwealth
After a hot and steamy Saturday afternoon, conditions for the evening will be staying on the warm side with temperatures eventually cooling down below 80 later on. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are still a possibility this evening, but overall most will be staying dry overnight with mostly clear skies and breezy winds at times.
Moving into Sunday, you can expect a lot of the same kind of weather. Morning temperatures will begin the day in the upper 60s and lower 70s, and then by the afternoon and evening, our highs will be back into the 80s with lots of humidity, making it feel oppressive outside. Sunday will feature a little more widespread rain and thunderstorms chances than what we will see on Saturday. These storms could also be on the stronger side with strong winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning, so we will be monitoring that threat.
Mid to upper 80s will stay with us throughout much of this next week, but a cool down is on the way. Memorial Day will feature some isolated storm threats before a brief dry period returns on Tuesday, and then we see another system come in for the middle part of the work week. After this next system on Wednesday/Thursday, temperatures appear to make a nice drop into the mid-70s by the end of the work week.