12:53pm

Wed May 22, 2013
The Commonwealth

Storms Could Kick Up Across Kentucky Today

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will strike today, with the worst expected mid-afternoon.Winds could gusting up to 58 mph with quarter-size hail anytime after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio.  Tornadoes cannot be ruled out, but the threat for them to develop is small, said meteorologist Scott Hickman.   The high temperature will peak near 80 at 5 p.m.

The chance for showers and thunderstorms will stick around through midnight. It will be mostly cloudy overnight with a low around 60.

More rain could fall Thursday and Thursday night but the mercury will feel considerably cooler as a cold front and high pressure system pushes in from the north. The high will only top out at 70.

As the three-day holiday weekend starts Friday, the sun will re-emerge with a cool high of just 65 degrees. Friday night, the temperature will dip into the low 40s.

Conditions will remain mild for this time of year through early next week. Daytime highs will be in the low-to-mid-70s with overnight lows in the 50s.

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with low chances for rain through Tuesday.