2020 starts dry but that won’t last long

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2019 will come to an end on a cloudy, breezy and chilly note across Kentucky and Southern Indiana on this Tuesday. With a wave of low pressure spinning by to our north, clouds should linger for the better part of the day along with brisk west winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour at times. As a result, afternoon highs will struggle to reach the low 40s. Winds should back off a bit by the evening hours but for revelers heading out to celebrate the new year, you’ll want to dress accordingly as temperatures will be in the 30s through the evening. With high pressure building in, it should be a quiet start to 2020 on Wednesday with afternoon highs climbing a bit into the upper 40s.

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Our weather pattern will continue to be active later this week as moisture and a wave of energy stream northward by Thursday. This will increase our rain chances again but also help temperatures to return to the 50s for afternoon highs both Thursday and Friday. A cold front will sweep in late Friday bringing a return of colder air for the weekend. Much of the data is indicating some upper level energy rotating through our area on Saturday and with temperatures struggling to get out of the 30s, we could see a light wintry mix by then. Drier air should arrive on Sunday, but it will stay chilly with highs still in the low 40s.

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TODAY: Cloudy, breezy and chilly.  High: 42.  Wind: W 10-20 mph.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cold.  Low: 30.  Wind: W 5-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and seasonably cool. High: 48. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

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