Things won’t improve much this weekend as temperatures remain lower than normal along with scattered rain showers and storms. The air in place (and incoming) will make for a cool May weekend. Temperatures are not expected to make it much past the mid-60s for this weekend and will get even cooler before we dig out mid-next week. Rain showers are present this morning, mainly in the southeastern counties.
The weekend will continue with active weather bringing rain showers and even a few thunderstorms. Temperatures will reside in the 50s and 40s for morning lows and struggle to break 65 each afternoon. Saturday’s rain chance will be higher in the afternoon/evening for the Bluegrass. The south and eastern counties will pretty much be in it most of the day, with only a few breaks. Sunday brings a high chance for everyone, but again the southeast has the highest chance and the potential for the highest rain totals through the day. Through Monday, totals in the Cumberland Plateau could reach 2+ inches with a measly half inch in other locations, including the Bluegrass. Totals will be lower still, towards the Ohio River. Rain amounts will range from about a half-inch in the Bluegrass to a little over 2 inches in the Cumberland Plateau. Chances for severe weather remains low through the weekend. Next week brings a quieter pattern with only a few small chances for rain midweek. Temperatures will be the coolest Monday but will start to climb the ladder Tuesday. We should be closer to normal early-May temperatures by Wednesday.