Clouds linger to kick off February but milder days are on the way

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After a dreary and cool final week of January across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, our weather looks to improve slowly but surely heading into February. After some light rain across the area with some light snow in Southern Indiana to finish out the week, the moisture will depart into Saturday, but the clouds will linger one more day. Highs on Saturday should reach the mid and upper 40s under mostly cloudy skies. Groundhog Day will signal the start of a quick dose of spring as sunshine returns and afternoon highs surge to around 60 degrees so it should be a nice early February day. The unseasonably mild air will carry into next week with highs Monday in the low and mid-60s, nearly 20 degrees above average for this time of the year. 

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Our weather pattern will become more active beginning Tuesday as a slow-moving frontal system heads in from the west. It now appears it may take a few days for the front to move through Kentuckiana and with a few waves of energy riding along it, we are looking at daily chances of rain with a few rumbles of thunder Tuesday through Thursday. Highs will remain in the upper 50s and low 60s through the mid-week now before slightly cooler air drifts in Thursday with highs in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. With the front to our east Thursday night and enough cold air and moisture in place, we could be dealing with a few snow showers by next Friday morning. 

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TONIGHT: Cloudy skies and cool, a few lingering showers. Low: 35. Wind: N 5-10 mph. 

SATURDAY: Cloudy skies, still dreary. High: 47°. Wind: W 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm. High: 61°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

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