Chris Johnson's Forecast | Rain and storm chances continue

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A strong low pressure system is now working northeastward across the Ohio Valley and bringing plenty of rain chances along with it. As we head throughout today, look for scattered showers to become likely for parts of central and northern Kentucky with a heavier and steadier rain across southern Kentucky. A Flood Watch remains in place for far southern Kentucky through this afternoon.

Later today a cold front blasts through the Commonwealth as showers and even a few storms become remain likely. Look for winds to really crank up in behind this front as much colder air crashes in. Otherwise, look for highs to climb into the upper 50's and low 60's this afternoon before thermometers drop quickly into the 40's this evening and then the low 30's for overnight lows.

Ok, let's get to the better part of the forecast. There is some good news ahead and it arrives by Friday. The front clears the region as drier weather takes over. Sunshine returns to the forecast as cool highs in the 40's takes over.

The nice weather continues through the weekend as highs reach the low 50's under mostly sunny skies. We're even warmer Sunday with highs in the upper 50's. Overall, the weekend looks really good before more rain chances and cooler temperatures take over into the first full week of March.