LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – After another warm and summer-like day across the Commonwealth, it looks like the 80s are hanging around through the weekend with rain chances returning.

Tonight, mainly clear skies win out with dry conditions on tap once again. Temperatures are cooler Thursday morning with lows in the 50s area-wide. Some to our east could sneak into the upper 40s.

Thursday brings more sunshine and warmth to the forecast as the dry stretch of weather rolls on. Highs climb back into the low 80s with hazy sunshine on tap.

If you notice more haze than usual Thursday afternoon, this will be from wildfire smoke from New Mexico! The upper-level pattern brings some our way by Thursday afternoon.

By Friday, our pattern starts to finally change up some as rain chances return. While most stay dry and warm Friday afternoon, a few isolated showers and storms look possible across eastern Kentucky. This is not a washout, but a few hit-and-miss showers or storms will be on the table.

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Better storm chances ramp up Saturday and Sunday as our next system takes aim at the region. Isolated showers and storms are possible Saturday afternoon with more rain chances late Sunday. Showers linger Monday morning before the front finally pushes through.

Highs hang tough in the 80s this weekend before cooler 70s take over next week. More rain chances look possible once again into next mid-week!

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