Warm air hangs around as our rain chances return

The best window for rain and a few rumbles of thunder appears to be Thursday and Saturday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We’ve enjoyed a great stretch of weather across Kentucky and Southern Indiana over the last few days with dry, tranquil conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures. It looks like we’ll be shifting into a more active and unsettled pattern for the reminder of the week and into the weekend as a few waves of low pressure bring back our rain and storm chances.  

The good news is the warm air will stick around with afternoon highs running into the upper 70s again on Wednesday. While a few isolated showers or storms look possible late Wednesday afternoon, the bulk of the moisture should arrive Wednesday night and into Thursday as the first wave of energy spins by to our northwest. 

Friday looks mainly dry with a nice warm-up as afternoon highs remain in the low and mid-70s. Unfortunately, it looks a bit wet and stormy for Saturday as the second wave of low-pressure slides through the region bringing additional rain and storms. The weekend doesn’t look to be a complete washout with dry conditions and highs around 70 degrees on Sunday. A cold front moving through early next week could produce a few more showers along with bringing in slightly cooler air with highs in the mid-60s by next Tuesday. 

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and pleasant. Low: 59°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Breezy and warm, a few showers/storms possible late. High: 78°. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

THURSDAY: Occasional rain and storms. High: 73°. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

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