A diving cold front will be responsible for an active Friday with shower and thunderstorm activity. As of now, only a few showers skirt our forecast region, otherwise, it’s cloudy and mild. Dew point temperatures will drop as the drier air works in behind the front, but as for now it’s a muggy morning.
The rain and thunderstorms will form towards the late morning and dive south with the line. Counties above I-64 may stay rain/storm free as the line will need heating as it passes to develop storms. Still, if you are along the I-64 corridor or south, you have a decent shot at some rain today. Storms will be embedded, but those that get them overhead will have to deal with strong winds and heavy rain. As we approach this evening, showers will already be wrapping up for northern and Bluegrass counties. We could even end up with a little late day sun as the clouds begin clearing. Southern counties especially south of the Hal Rogers and Cumberland Parkways will be cloudy through the evening and may even keeps rain lingering until tomorrow morning. By Saturday daybreak, clouds will be disappearing for all as the drier and cooler air works in. Temperatures will drop a full 15 degrees between yesterday’s heat and Saturday’s comfortable air. The cooler and drier trend will last through the upcoming weekend.