Fayette County

After rain Thursday, Friday morning, forecast calls for a pleasant weekend

The driver of an SUV drove off unharmed but with vehicle damage after Lexington firefighters removed branches which fell on his vehicle during a sudden storm on North Upper St. in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday July 7, 2011. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
The driver of an SUV drove off unharmed but with vehicle damage after Lexington firefighters removed branches which fell on his vehicle during a sudden storm on North Upper St. in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday July 7, 2011. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff

After a downpour in parts of Fayette County on Thursday and a chance of more rain Friday, Central Kentuckians can look forward to brighter skies and drier streets during the weekend.

A 70 percent chance of rain is forecast for Lexington on Friday morning and early afternoon, but after that, nice weather is expected through the weekend, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the lower 60s, said Robert Szappanos, meteorological technician with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

Most of Central Kentucky will see partly cloudy skies without rain from late afternoon Friday until Sunday, Szappanos said.

An isolated but heavy storm hit parts of Fayette County late Thursday afternoon, causing high water, downed trees and scattered power outages around Lexington.

The county was under a flash flood advisory until 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

In some parts of Lexington, up to 2 inches of rain fell in about 90 minutes, according to WKYT-TV.

Kentucky Utilities' Web site showed that 2,683 of the company's Fayette County customers were experiencing power outages about 7:30 p.m.; 2,248 of those were in the 40502 ZIP code.

By about 10 p.m., power had been restored to all but 847 customers.

The next chance of rain for Lexington comes Monday night, when a 30 percent chance is forecast, according to the National Weather Service.

The same is expected through Tuesday and Wednesday, with partly sunny skies Thursday.

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