Rain returns with much cooler air to kick off April

Some of the coolest air that we’ve seen in awhile is on the way with a hard freeze possible into Friday morning.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FREEZE WARNING WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING…FREEZE WATCH FOR THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING (which will be upgraded to a Freeze Warning eventually as Friday is expected to be our coldest morning)

After a beautiful start to this week across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, we’ve got some changes on the way to close out March and head into early April. With a frontal system and a wave of low pressure moving in from the west, scattered rain should pick up and continue as we head into early Thursday. While a few rumbles of thunder will be possible, we aren’t expecting any strong storms. Some pockets of heavier rain are expected, especially across already saturated Southern Kentucky so we may have to watch for some localized flooding issues. The bigger story will be a shot of unseasonably chilly air dropping into the region as we kick off April on Thursday…and that’s no joke!

As cold high pressure settles into the Ohio Valley with a north to northwest wind in place, temperatures will struggle into the upper 40s for highs on Thursday. Winds will lighten up and skies will clear as the area of high-pressure drifts overhead, setting us up for a hard freeze on Friday morning with temperatures starting out in the mid to upper 20s! Of course, you’ll want to protect your tender plants with things really blooming out over the last few weeks. Easter weekend looks very nice with highs working back through the 60s. The tranquil weather sticks around into early next week with a nice warm-up on the way as afternoon highs jump back into the mid-70s!

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: Scattered rain, some thunder. Low: 47°. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Breezy and cooler, a few scattered showers. High: 52°. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.

THURSDAY: Scattered clouds, breezy and chilly. High: 47°. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

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