Cloudy but dry for Thanksgiving across Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Tranquil weather will settle into the region for the long holiday weekend but some wintry weather may be on the horizon.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a wet and breezy Wednesday across Kentucky and Southern Indiana thanks to a wave of low pressure and a cold front moving through, our weather is looking much more tranquil for Thanksgiving and into the long holiday weekend. While temperatures should be pleasant Thursday into the mid and upper 50s, some stubborn cloud cover may linger much of the day, which is pretty typical this time of the year behind departing storm systems.  

Friday looks nice with more sunshine and highs jumping back into the low 60s. A dry cold front will bring a re-enforcing shot of cooler air into Saturday with afternoon highs backing down into the mid-50s. 

Closing out the weekend and heading into early next week, things get a touch more complicated with a storm system coming up from the southwest followed by the coldest air of the season to begin December. As always, the devil is in the details, especially several days out. The main issue is the placement of the energy and the timing of the cold air arriving, which will have an impact on precipitation type into Monday and Tuesday. At this point it appears the coldest air will arrive later on Monday, so we’ll start out as rain Sunday night before changing over to a light snow through Monday and into Tuesday. It definitely looks cold with afternoon highs only in the mid to upper 30s early next week. 

TONIGHT: Cloudy with patchy drizzle. Low: 48°. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.

THANKSGIVING: Mostly cloudy but pleasant. High: 58°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly sunny and a bit milder. High: 62°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

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