The middle day of the holiday weekend will be a split forecast. Scattered showers and storms are possible for northern Kentucky and the Bluegrass, while chances fall off across southern counties.
The big weather story remains the big summertime ridge that is center over the southeastern US. This ridge is going to break down a bit tomorrow. This will allow a weak boundary to slip southward through parts of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. For us the day won’t be a total wash. Scattered storms will develop during the afternoon and evening. Some could be on the strong side with damaging winds and hail. If you’re spending the weekend across southern Kentucky, you’ll likely see nothing more than increasing clouds during another very warm day with highs in the upper 80s.
Sunshine and heat will return on Memorial Day. Highs will bounce back close to 90°. Pop-up, heat-of-the-day thunderstorms are still possible Monday. The heat will keep rolling as you head back to work, but there is a break coming.