LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The active stretch of weather has returned to the Commonwealth as rounds of showers and storms look likely over the next 24 to 36 hours.

For the first half of tonight, strong to severe storms remain possible as a front pushes through the state. During this period, any stronger storms that develop will be capable of damaging winds, some hail, heavy rain, and lightning. The threat is low, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Shower and storm activity pushes near the Kentucky/Tennessee border late tonight as most dry out for the overnight period. Lows are mild and only drop into the 60s with areas of patchy fog likely developing.

As we look ahead to Thursday, most of the day is on the drier side. Highs warm into the low 80s before our next disturbance moves through starting late afternoon. With plenty of shear and storm fuel to work with, showers and storms likely develop with all storm modes on the table.

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Damaging winds, large hail, and a few isolated tornadoes look possible with the best severe threat across the southern one-half of the viewing area.

Any shower and storm activity will finally come to an end late Thursday night as drier skies eventually take over.

We’ll flip the script from wet and stormy to hot and dry by Friday. Near-record warmth looks likely as highs surge near 90 degrees! Then it’s all eyes on our next system for the weekend that brings more rain and storm chances both Saturday and Sunday.

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