Back to reality with cool and breezy weather to close out 2019

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Our dry and mild stretch of weather through the holidays came to an end on Sunday with a cold front bringing plenty of rain to Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Cooler air behind the front will make it feel much more like the final days of the year with the chilly weather expected to hang around as we ring in 2020. Clouds should linger today as afternoon highs reach the mid-40s, but with a brisk wind gusting to around 30 miles per hour at times, it will feel cooler than that. We may squeeze out a sprinkle or a flurry with all the low-level moisture in place but overall, we should be drying out. Don’t expect much change for the final day of 2019 with more clouds, wind and chilly temperatures as highs struggle to reach the low 40s. 

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For those going out to celebrate the New Year on Tuesday evening, it will be chilly with temperatures in the 30s so plan accordingly. We should see a little sunshine to begin 2020 on Wednesday as afternoon highs recover into the mid to upper 40s. Another storm system will move in from the southwest for Thursday and Friday, increasing our chances for rain again, although highs will be back above average into the 50s. Once this system moves through, additional chilly air will follow suit again into the upcoming weekend and some of the data suggests we could see a bit of a wintry mix into Saturday with a wave of energy sliding in from the northwest as highs struggle out of the 30s. 

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cooler. High: 46. Wind: SW 15-30 mph.

TONIGHT: More clouds, breezy and cold.  Low: 32.  Wind: SW 15-25 mph.

TUESDAY: Cloudy, breezy and chilly.  High: 42.  Wind: W 15-25 mph.

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