The one constant for the Memorial Day weekend – it’s going to stay warm and humid. We are tracking the 80s to stick around not just this weekend, but through the end of May. The record for the most 80-degrees days in May is still within reach for Lexington; 23 days from 1944. The only iffy day will be Wednesday. Other than that, the summertime warmth is holding firm.
Thunderstorms have been clustered across eastern Kentucky so far today. This activity will fizzle once the sun goes. We are tracking storm chances to diminish for the final two days of the three-day weekend. Expect spotty activity with possible downpours each of the next two afternoons. Memorial Day will feature the most dry time, but still a pop-up storm could briefly pull you inside.
We are also keeping an eye on Alberto. The storm will continue gain strength as it tracks northward through the Gulf this weekend. Landfall as a tropical storm or low-end category one hurricane is expected Monday along the Gulf coast of Alabama or the Florida panhandle. Rain and storm chances ramp up during the middle of next week as the remnants of Alberto track towards the Bluegrass.