Clouds linger as our shower chances increase to close out January

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The dreary late January weather is set to continue across Kentucky and Southern Indiana as we head into the late week and close out the month. Persistent low cloud cover has been the rule the past few days and while we may see a few breaks in the clouds Thursday, expect mainly cloudy skies through Saturday. With some weak upper level energy sliding through tonight, a few sprinkles or flurries can’t be ruled out, but most spots should remain cloudy and dry with lows into the low and mid-30s. The clouds have had a real impact on afternoon highs lately so we should only manage low to mid-40s Thursday. A storm system riding along the Gulf Coast will throw some moisture our way on Friday so expect a few scattered showers to end the week with isolated rain chances to kick off February on Saturday.

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Groundhog Day will start the beginning of a nice warm-up heading into the first week of February. With some sunshine, highs should jump back into the mid and upper 50s. The unseasonably mild air will continue through Monday and Tuesday as our next storm system approaches with temperatures surging into the low and mid 60s for afternoon highs! It appears the cold front will move through early Wednesday morning so temperatures should be falling through the day. The good news is that while cooler air is on the way back to Kentuckiana, it shouldn’t be a significant blast of winter cold as much of the very cold air remains well to our north in Eastern Canada. 

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TONIGHT: Cloudy and cold, sprinkles or flurries possible. Low: 31°. Wind: NE 5 mph. 

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and cool.  High: 45°. Wind: NE 5 mph.

FRIDAY: More clouds with scattered showers.  High: 47°.  Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

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