Cool and breezy Friday, but a little warmer for the weekend

Brrr…a chilly start to our Friday! Temperatures across the region will be in the middle-upper 30s for our morning low temperatures underneath a clear sky and breezy northwest wind. Those breezy winds continue into the afternoon around 10-20 mph with a sunny sky and high temperatures again in the middle 50s.

Patchy frost is expected Friday night into Saturday morning, and areas east of Louisville and I-65 are under a freeze watch until Saturday morning. While this might help pollen, it could also hurt any budding plants, so be sure to bring inside or cover up anything fragile to the cold.

Saturday will be slightly warmer as winds return to the south and we warm into the low 60s underneath a partly cloudy sky. Sunday, however, is shaping up to be quite a soaker. The day currently looks to start off mostly dry, so Easter egg hunting should be good, but rain chances increase quite a bit into the late afternoon and evening. Bands of heavy rain are expected Sunday night.

Models still need to pin down the exact location of the heaviest rain, but there are signs of a solid band of 2-3” over Louisville or towns just to the east of it. A few thunderstorms are possible, but the overall severe weather threat is minimal.

The rest of the 7-day features partly cloudy conditions, a couple chances for showers, and temperatures 10-15+ degrees BELOW normal. Hope you didn’t put away your jacket quite yet.

SHORT TERM FORECAST

TODAY: sunny, breezy and cool. High: 56. Wind: NW 10-20 mph

TONIGHT:  Mostly clear, winds relax, patchy frost developing. Low: 36. Wind: Light Southwest.

SATURDAY: Morning frost, then increasing clouds; showers possible into the night. High: 62. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

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