The LEX 18 Severe Threat Index remains at a Level 1, or a slight risk, for one final round of heavy rain and storms this evening. We are tracking a line of gusty showers and thunderstorms to cross central Kentucky between 7 PM and 10 PM. The primary threat is for more heavy rain, which could lead to more localized flooding. A Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 AM for most of the area. A few storms may become borderline-severe with strong wind gusts. A Wind Advisory is also in effect through midnight for wind gusts up to 40 mph.This line will blow through ahead of a strong cold front. Scattered showers will linger into the wee hours of the morning.
The strong cold front will also sharply drop temperatures. After seeing record-setting warmth today, it’s back to winter in a flash. We will start out in the mid 20s with wind chills in the single digits for some. Friday’s high will struggle to reach the freezing mark. Temperatures will remain cold through the weekend. We are tracking a slight boost early next week, but not too extreme for this time of year.