LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The end of the work week has arrived, but the unsettled weather pattern kicks off and continues through the weekend and much of next week!

Friday night, a warm front sliding northward across the state will provide scattered showers with a few rumbles of thunder possible. Best rain chances are across the northeastern one-half of the viewing area.

Shower chances wrap up Saturday morning as breezy southerly winds take over. Partly sunny skies prevail into the afternoon hours with mainly dry skies on tap. It’s a warm day with highs around 80 degrees.

The next wave of showers and some storms crank up just to our west before tracking eastward along a cold front late Saturday night. Some stronger storms look possible with best chances east. Damaging winds and heavy rain are the main threats as of now.

Scattered showers and storms push eastward by late morning/early afternoon as many get in on some dry time.

Overall, it’s not a bad end to the weekend with highs back into the 70s.

Skies briefly dry out Monday before our next system slides into town late Monday night. Scattered showers and storms look possible before activity becomes likely Tuesday. Some strong storms look possible with this set up.

The rinse and repeat of a forecast continues through mid-week. A brief break from the rain shows up Wednesday before ANOTHER system takes aim at the Commonwealth late Thursday and Friday. Highs turn a little cooler as temperatures fall into the upper 60s and low 70s.

The early look forecast for Derby Day features a rain and storm chance, but conditions could dry out just in time for the big race with temperatures in the 50s.

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