Rain chances return for Thursday but the unseasonably warm air sticks around

Afternoon highs should be in the 70s despite clouds and rain around, especially Thursday and Saturday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We’ve enjoyed some summer-like weather the last few days across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and while the above average temperatures will be hanging around, our rain chances will be picking up. As a wave of low pressure and a frontal boundary slide in from the west, showers and a few storms will head our way into the early hours of Thursday. You’ll need to keep the rain gear handy with off and on showers expected throughout the day as afternoon highs reach the low 70s. The good news is that we should see a dry punch of air behind this system, so Friday is actually looking pretty nice with some sunshine returning and afternoon highs back in the upper 70s to close out the week. A stray shower could sneak back in late Friday. 

Another wave of low pressure is expected to spin through the Ohio Valley, so we are looking at a repeat performance on Saturday with more rain and storms expected as highs back down to around 70 degrees. We should dry out on Sunday, but a few scattered clouds may linger with afternoon highs once again either side of 70 degrees. A weak cold front will approach on Monday with it won’t have much moisture to work with, so we are looking at mainly dry conditions with slightly cooler air behind the front. Highs will go from the low 70s Monday to the mid-60s on Tuesday. We could see a few additional showers back in the picture by late Wednesday.

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: Showers move back in. Low: 61°. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

THURSDAY: Occasional rain and storms. High: 72°. Wind: SW 15-25+ mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy & warmer, a late shower. High: 78°. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.

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