Much improved weather just in time for Oaks and Derby

High pressure will bring dry conditions, sunshine and comfortable temperatures through Saturday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After plenty of wet and stormy weather across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, conditions are set to improve dramatically just in time for Oaks and Derby! The frontal boundary that brought all the rain to the area will push eastward allowing dry and pleasant weather to return for Friday and into Derby weekend. With high pressure building in, expect plenty of sunshine and breezy northwest winds for Oaks Day as afternoon highs top out right around the 70-degree mark. High pressure will drift overhead on Derby Day so nearly ideal weather will be on tap for the Run for the Roses with more sunshine and highs into the low and mid-70s. This will be a nice change from the Derby Day wash-outs of 2018 and 2019 so enjoy the great weather and get outdoors!

Temperatures will be on the rise Sunday with a southwest wind driving afternoon highs back into the upper 70s with a mainly dry day expected. Our next storm system will be moving in from the southwest so an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out late Sunday. It looks wet, stormy, and unsettled into next week with daily chances of showers and a few storms Monday through Thursday with highs remaining in the 70s. Our wettest day should be Tuesday during that unsettled stretch.

FORECAST:   

TONIGHT: Clearing skies and cooler. Low: 52°.  Wind: NW 5-10 mph.

OAKS DAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and pleasant. High: 71°. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.

DERBY DAY: More sunshine, just beautiful! High: 74°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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