LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Scattered showers and storms on a scattered basis will continue through this evening as a warm front lifts northeastward across the Commonwealth.

Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty to damaging winds, large hail, torrential rainfall, and lightning. While the tornado threat is low, a rotating storm or two cannot be ruled out.

The good news is the threat for severe weather starts to subside late tonight as drier skies take over. Clouds hang around for the overnight period with warm lows in the 60s to near 70 degrees.

We quickly flip the script by Friday as dry weather returns and mother nature cranks up the heat dial. Mostly sunny skies win out as highs surge to the upper 80s and low 90s with record heat possible for some. The record for Lexington is 91 degrees set back in 1944.

Some storm chances creep back into the forecast Saturday afternoon with isolated chances on the table. We’ll see lots of dry time during the day so don’t expect washout conditions, but temperatures will be hot. Like Friday, highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees look likely.

Our next system slides through town starting early Sunday and with it brings more rain and storm chances. This setup should offer more widespread chances through the day with a few stronger storms possible.

Drier conditions take over late Sunday night from west to east as the cold front makes its move through the Commonwealth. Cooler and drier conditions kick off early next week before rain chances return into mid-week. 

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