Tracking a Bumpy Start to the Weekend

Posted at 2:28 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 17:51:37-04

It’s like we’re squeezing the last little bit of summer out. We added another tally to our 90-degree day for the year.  In case you’re keeping score at home, Lexington has recorded 32 days with highs at or above 90 degrees. Friday will be another hot days. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and of course the steamy humidity will still be around.

Changes will be moving in over the weekend. We are tracking a cold front to swing through the Bluegrass late Friday, which will bring a line of storms through the Northeast and parts of the Ohio Valley. The good news for us is that it appears the line will be weakening by the time it reaches central Kentucky late tomorrow evening. Gusty winds, hail, and localized downpours will be possible. Lightning could interfere with some late-running high school football games.

The boundary settles across southern Kentucky over the weekend, which will keep us cool but unsettled. Most of the storms will be confined across southern counties on Saturday. Otherwise, humidity will tank and high temperatures will drop a good 15 to 20 degrees by Saturday afternoon. Fall will officially arrive late Saturday evening. We are tracking more showers on Sunday.