Changes for Late Week

Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 17:43:14-04

It’s been nice and warm today despite the abundant cloud cover thanks to southwesterly wind flow. Warmer air continues to pump in but so does moisture, which will set the stage for showers and storms late week. Temperatures have risen into the mid-70s for the Bluegrass and the low 70s for the surrounding areas. The MaxTrack remains clear.

The end of the week promises more action in the weather and a cool down none of us really want. Still, it will happen. Clouds thicken through the day Thursday thanks to an incoming cold front. That front will also ramp up winds out of the southwest, adding even more heat to the mix. Temperatures should crest around 78 degrees in the afternoon. Rain showers are expected to hold off until late in the day Thursday for Central Kentucky, and overnight or Friday morning for eastern counties. Heavy rain and strong thunderstorms will make things a bit damp for Friday. Showers slacken a bit for Friday afternoon but will continue, scattered, through much of Saturday as well. The thing you will most notice will be the significant cool down. The 70s of midweek will drop to the 50s both Friday and Saturday. Temperatures rebound starting Easter Sunday.