Cloudy Today, then Rain Moves in Wednesday

Clouds will dominate the sky today across most of KY.  However, a southerly wind (ahead of a cold front that’ll move into our state) will keep temps near average into the Mid-Upper 60s.  Outside of a stray light shower, rain isn’t a factor today…but it will be starting Wednesday.  Today’s front will stall across SE KY, and an area of low pressure will develop and move into the Commonwealth along that boundary by Wednesday morning.  Rain will be likely through the early morning and early afternoon for areas west of I-65… likely by Mid morning & lasting through early evening for areas along I-65….and likely by Noon and lasting through 9-10pm for areas east of I-65. Then, there will be a lull in the activity before round two moves in on Thursday morning affiliated with the 2nd (main) area of low pressure.  

Thursday’s rain will taper off before 1pm West of I-65, by 4pm Along I-65, and by 7pm East of I-65….as the front & area of low pressure move out.  However, drizzle will linger a while, and it’s going to get breezy and COLD quickly behind this system. So, if you’re planning to Trick-or-Treat once the rain ends on Halloween…get ready for breezy/dreary/COLDER conditions. 

Behind this system, Cold Canadian air moves into the state…and the first widespread freeze of the season is expected this weekend.  Actually, Friday night into Saturday morning…temps will hover around Freezing.  Then, by Saturday night, temps are expected to drop below freezing in many cities.  This is actually right on time “climatologically speaking” since the average 1st Fall Freeze for Louisville is usually between Nov. 1st and Nov. 7th. 

Aside from freezing mornings this weekend, plan on sunshine (due to high pressure)…and afternoon highs near 50°.  

**Daylight Saving Time Ends this Sunday morning at 2AM… So, you’ll need to set your clocks back 1 hour before bed on Saturday night**