Drying out and slowly warming up to begin April…no foolin!

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After a cloudy and cool finish to March across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, we are looking at a dry and fairly nice stretch of weather as we begin the month of April…and that’s no foolin! The system that brought a few showers to our southern counties Tuesday will move eastward allowing high pressure to build in from the west for the mid and late week. It appears the clouds will linger a bit on Wednesday with a few peeks of sunshine especially later in the day. With a north wind in place, afternoon highs will still be below average for April Fools Day but pleasantly cool into the upper 50s. As high pressure works eastward into the late week, winds will shift around to the south, allowing for milder air to work back into Kentuckiana. Highs should reach the mid-60s on Thursday before jumping into the low 70s on Friday. 

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Heading into the weekend, a weakening boundary will slowly work in from the west and much of the data is now showing just a few isolated showers possible at times Saturday. While the actual boundary will work through early Sunday, there really shouldn’t be much temperature difference on either side of it so highs will stick into the low 70s throughout the weekend. Another wave of mid-level energy will slide in from the southwest early next week so expect a little better chance of showers and a few storms into Monday and Tuesday. The good news is that the warming trend will continue with afternoon highs into the mid to upper 70s despite the rain chances. 

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SHORT TERM FORECAST

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and chilly. Low: 40. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Scattered clouds and pleasantly cool. High: 58. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny and a bit milder. High: 65. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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