Clouds stick around as our rain chances pick up for the late week

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It looks like clouds will win out across Kentucky and Southern Indiana into the late week as our next storm system gets cranked up to our west. The mid to high level overcast should hold our temperatures up a bit overnight with temperatures right around 30 degrees. With a light south wind ahead of our next rainmaker, afternoon highs on Thursday should recover into the mid-40s, which is slightly above average for this time of January. Our rain chances should steadily increase beginning Thursday evening with the bulk of the rain falling into Friday so have the rain gear handy as we close out the week. With the clouds and showers around highs should remain in the mid to upper 40s. 

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An upper level low will lag behind the main system into Saturday and with some lingering moisture and cooler air in place, we could see a few wet snowflakes mixed in with showers to begin the weekend. We aren’t expecting any major impacts before this system pulls out for Sunday. Clouds should linger to end the weekend and kick off next week, with some of the model data showing a weak wave of energy sliding by Monday, which could prompt a passing shower, but it should be mainly cloudy and dry. Temperatures will slowly work through the upper 40s and into the low 50s before our next system brings additional rain chances into the mid-week. 

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TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and cold. Low: 30. Wind: SE 5 mph. 

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers late. High: 47. Wind: S 5 mph.

FRIDAY: Cloudy with occasional rain. High: 48. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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