Summer-like weather across Kentucky and Southern Indiana into the weekend

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Our early touch of summer-like weather is set to continue across Kentucky and Southern Indiana as we close out the week and head into the upcoming weekend. With a stalled-out boundary to our north and a south wind pushing warm air into the region, afternoon highs will continue to be well above average for Friday and Saturday. With a wave of energy riding along the stationary front, a few isolated storms may be possible along and north of I-64 tonight and into early Friday with a few of these producing some hail. Despite some clouds and additional scattered storms possible, afternoon highs should reach the mid-70s in most locations Friday. We are looking at some dry times and a bit of sunshine on Saturday, even with a few storms possible during the day and that should allow temperatures to surge into the upper 70s and low 80s so definitely get out and enjoy the summer warmth on Saturday but remember your social distancing.

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The main surface cold front should bring a line of showers and storms through Saturday night and into early Sunday, but it appears the overall severe threat may be diminished given the overnight arrival. We should dry out into Sunday with cooler but pleasant temperatures as highs reach the low and mid-60s. The quiet weather should continue into Monday with 60s again for highs before a wave of low pressure swings up from the southwest on Tuesday increasing our rain chances. The model data still isn’t synced up with when the rain may exit so we could still see a few showers lingering into Wednesday with cooler highs into the upper 50s. 

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SHORT-TERM FORECAST: 

TONIGHT: Breezy and mild with isolated storms, especially north. Low: 63. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

FRIDAY: Warm with scattered showers and storms. High: 76. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY: Summer-like with isolated daytime storms, more numerous overnight. High: 81. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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