Thunderstorms expected during the week

A cloudy end to the weekend with rain on the way. Scattered rain showers will overspread the area this evening and tonight before coming to an end by around mid-morning Monday. Not much accumulation is anticipated, generally a quarter inch or less. Lows overnight in the middle 40s with an easterly wind around 5 miles per hour.

After the morning showers, the rest of Monday will remain dry and mostly cloudy with a northwest wind 5-10 miles per hour. Those will again work against us in terms of warming, so highs have been bumped down to the middle 50s.

Tuesday brings a likelihood of thunderstorms and a possibility of severe weather. For now, western and southern Kentucky are best poised to have strong thunderstorms, but we’ll need to monitor how the threat develops in the next 48 hours. Temps return to the low 60s Tuesday. Sunshine tries to reappear Wednesday and Thursday when we warm into the middle 60s and 70s respectively.

Another chance for thunderstorms arrives Friday and Saturday. Models paint temps in the upper 60s to low 70s for now.

SHORT-TERM FORECAST: 

TONIGHT: Cloudy with showers. Low: 45. Wind: E 5 mph.

MONDAY: Partly sunny and dry. High: 55. Wind:NW 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY: Thunderstorms possible. High: 61. Wind: E 10 mph.

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