Milder days ahead as our rain chances pick up late this week

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Despite bright sunshine, the unseasonably chilly air stuck around Tuesday, but our temperatures should moderate back toward average for late January as we head into the mid-week. With high pressure over the Ohio Valley, expect another cold start to Wednesday with early morning lows into the upper teens and low 20s. As the high gives way to the northeast, a return flow will push slightly milder air back into the region so afternoon highs Wednesday should be back into the low and mid-40s under partly sunny skies. Clouds should thicken up a bit on Thursday with the approach of our next storms system that will impact our weather into the late week. Highs should be right around 50 degrees with any rain holding off until after dark.

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It looks like a damp finish to the week as a wave of low-pressure spins through the area so keep the rain gear handy on Friday. We could see up to an inch of rain out of this event with afternoon highs in the upper 40s so it should be a cool rain. An upper level system will follow suit on Saturday with some colder air. With lingering moisture in place, we could see a few snowflakes mixed in with the scattered showers. With highs into the upper 30s and low 40s, we shouldn’t see any major impacts but don’t be surprised if you see a few flakes flying around Saturday. Drier weather returns Sunday and into early next week as highs slowly work back to around 50 degrees on Tuesday.

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TONIGHT: Clear skies and cold! Low: 19. Wind: E 5 mph. 

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny and a bit milder. High: 45. Wind: E 5 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers after dark. High: 50. Wind: SW 5 mph.

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