Unseasonably mild weather hangs around into the weekend despite more clouds

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After enjoying the warmest Christmas Day on record here in Louisville with highs close to 70 degrees, the unseasonably mild air will stick around for the remainder of the holiday week despite a little more cloudiness across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. With a southwest flow bringing moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico and a weak cold front dropping in from the northwest, expect scattered clouds through the day with afternoon highs still into the mid-60s. The front should be stall out over the region by Friday and while more clouds will be in place, it should be mainly dry and mild with highs into the low 60s. It appears the first legitimate chance of rain will return just in time for the weekend.

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A wave of low pressure will move in from the southwest on Saturday, pushing the front to the north so another breezy and unseasonably mild day should be on tap as afternoon highs reach the mid-60s. By late afternoon and into the evening hours, our rain chances will pick up with the bulk of the rain falling Saturday night and especially on Sunday. As the front presses eastward to close out the weekend, this should bring an end to the spring-like weather as cooler air filters in for the final few days of 2019. A leftover sprinkle may be possible early Monday before we dry out heading toward New Year’s Eve. Afternoon highs will be cool into the low 40s on Tuesday with dry weather expected as we ring in the New Year Wednesday. It looks to be chilly for revelers out celebrating Tuesday evening with temperatures dropping into the 30s.    

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TODAY: Scattered clouds, still mild. High: 65. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and pleasant. Low: 52. Wind: SW 5 mph.

FRIDAY: More clouds and mild. High: 61. Wind: W 5 mph.

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