Unseasonably cold air sticks around to begin Easter weekend but it will be moving out quickly

A freeze warning is in place for both Friday and Saturday mornings with a hard freeze and temperatures in the low to mid-20s to begin Good Friday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FREEZE WARNING FRIDAY MORNING AND SATURDAY MORNING

After an unseasonably chilly start to April across Kentucky and Southern Indiana with even a few snow flurries in the air, we are looking at more of the same as we close out this week. Cold high pressure will settle right overhead into early Friday and with clear skies and lighter winds, temperatures should drop all the way into the low to mid-20s, so a hard freeze is expected. A Freeze Warning is out for the entire area until 11am Friday morning (and again into Saturday morning) so make sure and protect those tender outdoor plants. Good Friday should be cool but pleasant with lots of sunshine and afternoon highs either side of the 50-degree mark. 

Easter weekend looks delightful as the area of high pressure settles to our southeast, allowing a return flow and milder air to work back into the region. Afternoon highs should jump into the low to mid-60s Saturday with temperatures topping out closer to 70 degrees on Easter Sunday so it should be nice day for Easter egg hunts. The warming trend will continue into early next week as the tranquil weather continues. Expect highs to climb back into the mid-70s through Tuesday with our next chance of showers and maybe some thunder holding off until late Wednesday and into Thursday with the warm air sticking around. 

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: Clear and cold, a hard freeze. Low: 26°. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY: Morning hard freeze, then lots of sunshine. High: 53°. Wind: N 5 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny and milder. High: 64°. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

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