Cool and clear this evening for the annual Lyrid meteor shower! The peak is tonight into early Wednesday (official peak 2AM EDT Weds) and we are lucky that it will coincide with a new moon so skies will be especially dark and make for a pretty great view of up to 10-20 meteors per hour.
After a sunny and breezy Tuesday across Kentucky and Southern Indiana with some cooler air dropping in behind a departing cold front, we are set-up for a chilly overnight as temperatures drop into the 30s, especially outside of Louisville. With clear skies and light winds, some scattered frost may develop Wednesday morning, especially east and northeast of the metro where a Frost Advisory is up for a few counties in Kentuckiana. Despite the chilly start, Wednesday looks really nice as southwest winds pick up ahead of an approaching storm system to our west. Add some sunshine to the mix and afternoon highs should surge back into the upper 60s and low 70s as clouds increase a bit as we head toward the later afternoon and early evening hours.
Thursday looks wet as an area of low-pressure spins right through Kentucky so expect rain and a few rumbles of thunder for the majority of the day. We could see some solid rainfall totals with a few spots reaching up to 1” of rain. Friday looks nice as we’ll be in between systems so expect a dry finish to the week with highs around 70 degrees. The weekend starts wet with yet another wave of low pressure spinning through the region followed by some cooler air and a few lingering showers on Sunday. High should only reach the mid-50s Sunday before climbing back through the 60s into early next week. Monday looks dry before our rain chances ramp up again by Tuesday.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and chilly, scattered frost. High: 40. Wind: W 5 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and mild. High: 71. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
THURSDAY: Occasional rain and storms. High: 66. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
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