Warming Up Saturday with Storm Chances

KENTUCKY — After a warm day Friday, Saturday will heat up even more and a chance for rain may impact those trying to take advantage of the weekend outdoors.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Afternoon Thunder: Not everyone in Kentucky will see rain on Saturday, but as thunderstoms pop-up this afternoon, downpours may occur.

SATURDAY FORECAST

Bowling Green: High 85, 40% chance of rain 

Lexington: High 81, 40% chance of rain 

Louisville: High 84, 40% chance of rain 

Covington: High 80, 30% chance of rain 

REST OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Summer-like Pattern: Temperatures will climb into the middle and upper 80s through Monday with humid conditions making it feel like the 90s for some.  Storms may pop-up each afternoon.

WEATHER ALMANAC

Rainfall Totals for May

                Bowling Green:  4.04”, 1.51” Below Normal

                Covington:  3.50”, 1.54 Above Normal

                Lexington:  3.70”, 0.47” Above Normal

                Louisville:  3.92”, 0.11 Above Normal

DID YOU KNOW…

The Smithsonian Institution began supplying weather instruments to telegraph companies in 1849. The telegraph companies would then send their weather observations to the Smithsonian.

By the end of 1849, more than 150 volunteers throughout the United States were reporting weather observations to the Smithsonian regularly. By 1860, 500 stations were furnishing daily telegraphic weather reports to the Washington Evening Star, and as the network grew, other existing systems were gradually absorbed, including several state weather services.