FORECAST: Watching strong storm potential for the weekend - News, Weather & Sports

FORECAST: Watching strong storm potential for the weekend

(Source: John P. Wise/WAVE 3 News) (Source: John P. Wise/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thursday's showers have pushed east of our area and now we're working on clearing out the clouds. 

Temperatures will bump up quickly before sunset this evening, allowing for highs in the upper 60s in Louisville. 

Thursday night we’ll be dry, partly cloudy and in the 50s. Friday looks like a mostly dry day, too, but a disturbance racing across Central Indiana will produce storms mainly north of us. There is a small chance that a few of these may try to clip our northernmost Southern Indiana counties, and if that happens they could be strong. Otherwise we'll watch for a few scattered showers or even storms that may try to develop very early Saturday morning. 

Quite a bit of data says that may not happen, but even if it does, the midday to afternoon time frame looks fairly dry aside from a few isolated to scattered storms that may pop up during the peak heating of the day. 

Saturday night into early Sunday morning is when we’re watching for strong to severe storms with the potential for damaging winds and flash flooding to arrive. Even though these storms may be weakening due to the time of day they’re expected to arrive, they may survive very well into our counties given the moisture and energy available. 

Timing and overall evolution will be key on just how strong these storms are, so stay tuned. 
Sunday’s storm chance depends on when the overnight activity leaves us and if the atmosphere can re-energize. Highs this weekend will be in the 80s, and Memorial Day on Monday looks to be in the 70s to near 80 degrees with dry weather.

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Partly cloudy
LOW: 59°

Partly sunny
Small PM storm chance north (20%)
HIGH: 85°

AM shower/storm chance (30%)
Mostly dry midday/early afternoon
Early evening scattered storms (40%)
Overnight strong to severe storms (60%)
HIGH: 87°
LOW: 67°

Strong to severe storms very early (60%)
Additional storm development in the afternoon (40%)
HIGH: 84°
LOW: 68°

Partly sunny
HIGH: 80°
LOW: 62°

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