Drying out and warming up heading into Derby Week

It should feel down right summer-like with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s Monday and Tuesday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a wet start to the weekend across Kentucky and Southern Indiana we are set to dry out and warm up significantly, especially as we kick off Derby week. The system that brought the dreary conditions Saturday will move eastward into Sunday, allowing for a nice finish to the weekend. After a few lingering clouds early, we should be back into some sunshine later in the day with afternoon highs into the mid-60s. As high-pressure heads to the East Coast and a return flow picks up Monday, temperatures will surge into the upper 70s and low 80s through Tuesday so it should feel great with summer-like conditions to go along with the quiet weather.

A slow-moving storm system will approach for the mid and late week. A few scattered storms look possible Wednesday with highs around 80 degrees. Our best chances for organized rain and storms will be Thursday as the front creeps through the area. Of course, the focus shifts to the all-important forecast for Oaks Day and Derby Day. While the models continue to flip back and forth, it still appears our best chance for any rain will come on Oaks Day as a wave of low-pressure rides along the front to our east. Rain or shine, temperatures look cooler but pleasant on Oaks Day with highs in the mid-60s. The data looks a tad bit drier on Derby Day with comfortable highs around 70 degrees. Stay tuned!

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: A few clouds, pleasantly cool. Low: 45°.  Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: Scattered clouds then clearing out late. High: 66°. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer! High: 78°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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