LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The active forecast ramps back up for central and eastern Kentucky as rounds of showers and storms return.

Stronger storms at times will be possible with gusty winds, torrential rainfall, and localized flooding issues. A Flood Watch is out for portions of central Kentucky through Friday afternoon.

Scattered storms look likely through this evening and into Friday morning with persistent heavy rain at times. This could lead to a localized flash flood threat for the Bluegrass region.

Not a lot changes with the forecast through Friday afternoon. The incoming cold front pumps on the breaks and stalls out across the region through the weekend. With this set up, isolated to showers and storms are possible with best chances each afternoon and evening.

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Temperatures through this period are still warm and very muggy. Highs Friday hang tough in the low 80s with mid to upper 80s slated this weekend. We’ll scale high back into early next week with more widespread storm chances on the table.

We could FINALLY see a pattern change take hold this time next week. As of right now, a cold front likely clears all rain chances out of town next Wednesday afternoon as much needed dry time settles in. High temperatures for the extended period could run a little cooler with thermometers in the low to mid 80s. 

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