LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Showers & storms will cruise in on Thursday.

Rounds of heavy rain will likely blow through Kentucky on Thursday. These showers & storms have the potential to be strong with torrential rains. Winds will become gusty today, but that is the only real weather issue.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Gusty southwest winds crank late Wednesday into Thursday ahead of a cold front. Gusts of 40mph or a bit higher will be possible and we may have some issues from this. With weakened structures and trees from the recent severe weather, the threshold for damage will be lower.
  • Showers and thunderstorms then rumble in from the northwest on Thursday as the front sweeps in.
  • This front slows down with an area of low pressure rolling through Friday and Saturday. This brings heavy rain and a few thunderstorms to the region.
  • Rainfall totals from Thursday through Saturday should average 1″-3″ with locally higher amounts.
  • Colder air looks to win the battle for Sunday as the front moves south a bit. Maybe a morning flake in the east?

Take care of each other!