Tranquil and milder weather across the area into the weekend

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Sunshine finally returned to Kentucky and Southern Indiana for the late week and that looks to be a prelude of things to come as we head into the weekend and close out the fall season. The colder air that has been in place the last few days will begin to relax out a bit as high-pressure drifts to the east on Friday, allowing for slightly milder air to return. With a mix of clouds and sunshine, afternoon highs on Friday should be in the mid to upper 40s, which is just above average for this time in December. Our quiet stretch of weather will continue through the weekend and even though the Winter Solstice occurs at 11:19 pm Eastern Saturday evening, it won’t feel like it as afternoon highs are expected to climb into the low and mid-50s this weekend.

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With a ridge of milder air setting up over the eastern part of the country to begin Christmas week, it may feel more like early spring instead of the holidays as the tranquil and mild weather locks in for what appears to be the entire week. With fair skies daily, afternoon highs should be right around 60 degrees for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a good 15 degrees above average. Unfortunately, those looking for a white Christmas will have to wait another year. Now much of the model data is holding off any rain chance here in Kentuckiana until possibly more than a week out so enjoy the unusually quiet weather pattern as we kick off the winter season. 

TONIGHT: Clear skies and cold. Low: 29. Wind: S 5 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny, a bit milder.  High: 49. Wind: S 5 mph.

SATURDAY: A few clouds and pleasant. High: 52. Wind: E 5 mph.

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