A nice Thursday before more rain arrives Friday

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Meteorologist Dillon Gaudet has the latest in your full ABC 36 Storm Team forecast

LEXINGTON, Ky. (ABC 36 NEWS NOW) – Happy Thursday! We finally get a break in the active weather today before more rain arrives on Friday.  After morning fog fades, you can expect mostly sunny-to-partly cloudy skies for the rest of the day. Afternoon highs will be pushing the upper 70s. There’s a low chance of a stray shower or storm during the late afternoon and evening, but the vast majority of the region will stay dry. A few more showers and storms will be possible overnight into early Friday morning. This will lead to scattered-to-widespread showers and storms moving in for your Friday.

You can expect another round of half an inch to an inch worth of rain, with localized higher amounts possible. There is an isolated risk of minor flooding on Friday as well, particularly in low-lying and flood prone areas. Another wave of rain and storms moves in on Saturday. This won’t be quite as heavy and as widespread as Friday, but you can still expect scattered showers and storms.

That system tries to exit the region on Sunday, leaving just an isolated chance of a few showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. We are expecting drier conditions Monday and Tuesday next week. This will also lead to a warm-up. Temperatures will likely return to the low-to-possibly mid-80s.

Late Tuesday into Wednesday will bring another system to the region. More rain and storms can be anticipated. Active weather is likely to continue through the end of the month. The Climate Prediction Center is highlighting most of the region for above average rainfall through the end of the month.

Stay with the ABC 36 Storm Team for more updates. 

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny-to-partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Isolated showers and storms. Lows in the 60s.
FRIDAY: Scattered-to-numerous showers and storms. Highs in the 70s.

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