LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The unsettled pattern has arrived and hangs around the Commonwealth through late week. The good news is drier and warm conditions take over just in time for the long holiday weekend.

Tonight, scattered showers and a few storms remain possible, but no severe weather is expected. Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies win out with milder lows in the mid-60s.

Thursday brings a better chance for showers and storms, especially in the afternoon period. Some storms that develop could be on the strong to severe side while bringing the threats of damaging winds, some hail, and heavy rain. While the threat is low, a few rotating storms cannot be ruled out. Due to the cloud cover and rounds of storms, temperatures are cooler with highs in the 70s.

The severe threat wanes quickly by Thursday night as we lose daytime heating and fuel for storms. However, showers remain likely with cooler lows in the upper 50s and low 60s.

The pesky low-pressure system and its attendant cold front finally work across the region late-day Friday as showers linger for the day. Temperatures run cooler once again with thermometers topping out around 70 degrees.

Now, to some good news! Decreasing clouds take us through your Saturday with pleasant highs in the 70s. The warm-up doesn’t stop there as temperatures in the 80s arrive Sunday with some pushing 90 by the middle of the next week.

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