LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – It was a fantastic end to the workweek that featured breezy winds, plenty of sunshine, and near-record warmth! If you’re a fan of the warmer temperatures, there’s some good news as we kick off the weekend.

Tonight, mainly clear skies win out as very mild and muggy conditions prevail. Lows only drop into the upper 60s and low 70s.

The weekend kicks off with more summer-like warmth as the early taste of July continues. Partly sunny skies win out for the afternoon hours with a few isolated showers and storms. Washout conditions are not expected. Otherwise, highs top out in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees once again!

Our next system of interest makes its move into the region later Saturday night and through Sunday. Showers and storms ramp up becoming likely for this period with a few stronger storms possible.

Showers wrap up for most Monday morning with much cooler air briefly settling in. Highs only top out in the low 70s which is well below normal for this time of the year.

As we look way ahead into the middle and end of next week, it appears the pattern turns much more unsettled. Showers and storms return starting later Tuesday with the best chances arriving next Wednesday and Thursday.

Temperatures climb into the low 80s through this period with another cool down into the low 70s by this time next week. 

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