We’ve got a fairly quiet weather pattern on tap for Kentucky and Southern Indiana as we close out the fall season into the upcoming weekend. The stubborn low clouds from Wednesday will give way to clear skies into early Thursday and with high pressure pushing more cold air into the region, the heavier jackets will come in handy Thursday morning with temperatures in the upper teens to around 20 degrees to begin the day. With plenty of sunshine expected and a light south wind, afternoon highs will recover nicely into the mid-40s so expect more pleasant conditions on Thursday. Temperatures will slowly climb for afternoon highs each day through the weekend as the Winter Solstice occurs at 11:19 pm EST Saturday night but it sure won’t feel like the holiday season heading into Christmas week.
Other than a way of low pressure moving along the Gulf Coast and through Florida early in the weekend, the eastern part of the country looks dry and progressively warmer as we head into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. With a ridge of milder air over the region, afternoon highs should right around 60 degrees next Tuesday and Wednesday so those hoping for a white Christmas will have to wait another year. At least the weather should be nice for holiday travel with our next chance of rain not arriving until the day after Christmas at this point. Even though it won’t feel much like the holidays, enjoy the tranquil and mild weather while it lasts.
TONIGHT: Clear and cold. Low: 21. Wind: N 5 mph.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, a bit milder. High: 46. Wind: S 5 mph.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and pleasant. High: 50. Wind: S 5 mph.
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