Do what you need to do to protect your plants. Under clearing skies temperatures will drop to near freezing overnight. All of central and eastern Kentucky will see a Frost Advisory go into effect. This will be the 13th frosty night this month; the most Lexington has recorded since 1997. We will add one more to the list with lows in the low/mid 30s again Sunday night.
After the frosty start tomorrow, we are tracking a sunny and cool afternoon with highs near 60°. That will be the last of the cool temperatures for a little while. The first half of Derby Week will feature a warming trend through the 70s and low 80s. By mid-week it will almost feel summer-like. To make the forecast even better, we are tracking sunny skies with that warmth.
Unfortunately the beautiful weather doesn’t look to stick around for Oaks and Derby. We are tracking a cold front that will bring chances for showers and thunderstorms both days. Better chances will be around on Friday. High temperatures will drop back into the 60s for the festivities over at Churchill.