A warm start to the weekend before storms move in Saturday night

Highs will be in the mid-70s Saturday before a cold front cools us down for the second half of the weekend.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After severe storms produced some tornado damage across parts of Southern Kentucky late Thursday, we finished out the week on a cloudy and cooler note. The good news is our brief break from the active spring weather pattern will continue as we kick off the weekend. Saturday looks much warmer as a mix of clouds and sunshine along with a southeast wind push afternoon highs back into the mid-70s. Another wave of low pressure will move in as a cold front slides our way late Saturday. This will increase our chances for more rain and storms Saturday night and into early Sunday. With the greatest threat for severe weather will remain to our southwest, our area is in the Level 1 and 2 (out of 5) threat for a few strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain being the main concerns. 

Showers will linger into Sunday morning before we dry out. It will be a breezy finish to the weekend with a brisk northwest wind and highs in the low 60s. Expect lots of sunshine to begin next week with pleasant afternoon highs remaining in the low 60s. Temperatures will jump back into the upper 60s on Tuesday as our next storms system cranks up from the mid-week. A cold front should arrive Wednesday with more rain and a few storms, along with a decent shot of cooler air. Temperatures may struggle to get into the low 50s next Thursday afternoon behind the front and there could be some scattered frost as readings dip into the low and mid-30s next Friday morning. 

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Low: 46°. Wind: Light South.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 74°. Wind: S 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Morning showers, then breezy and cooler. High: 62°. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.

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