The first part of the weekend weather story will be warming temperatures. We started to feel a little bit of that warmth today with near-normal highs in the mid to upper 60s. It will be the lower 70s for highs this weekend. Part two will be a feed of tropical moisture that will lift northward. Tropical Storm Nestor formed in the eastern Gulf this afternoon. The storm is expected to cut across the panhandle of Florida through Georgia then the Carolinas this weekend. Some of the outer bands of Nestor plus an approaching cold front from the Midwest will bring a small chance for rain Saturday night into Sunday morning. Southeastern Kentucky will have a better chance than Lexington of seeing rain from this round.
There will be a better opportunity for widespread rain and storms late Monday as a stronger cold front sweeps across the Commonwealth. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible with these storms. Activity will quickly wind down Tuesday morning. Cooler air will filter in through the middle of next week. Highs will get knocked down from the upper 70s on Monday to the upper 50s by Wednesday.