More than 2 inches of rain fell Wednesday on parts of Central Kentucky during a storm that knocked out power to 10,000 customers in Fayette and Scott counties.
A Kentucky Utilities substation off Georgetown Road took a direct hit from a lightning strike. Elsewhere, the storm knocked tree limbs onto power lines, KU spokesman Cliff Feltham said.
Most of the power was restored by Wednesday night. Though replacing a fuse at the substation helped a good number of customers at once, KU spent the day and evening tracking down individual outages caused by tree branches hitting power lines, Feltham said.
The estimated rainfall in Lexington was 1.83 inches, said Tom Priddy, University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist.
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Some parts of the city got more than that. Priddy said Delong Road got 2.28 inches, and Yarnallton Road got 1.96 inches.
Priddy said it would be dry Thursday, and highs would reach the upper 80s before scattered storms make their way to Lexington on Friday night. The rain could stick around until Saturday night, he said. There's a small chance of rain Sunday, with highs in the lower to mid-90s, but Priddy said temperatures should cool down into the mid-80s next week.