LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a beautiful Oaks Day across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, we are set up for more delightful weather for Derby Day 147! It will be a chilly start to Saturday as a dry boundary Friday evening ushers in a shot of cooler air. Temperatures should start in the upper 30s and low 40s Derby morning so the jackets will come in handy for those out early. High pressure will drift in through the day, bringing abundant sunshine as winds shift to the south. This should warm things up nicely with afternoon highs into the low and mid-70s, just perfect for the Run for the Roses or any other outdoor activities so enjoy the dry and pleasant weather while it lasts.
Temperatures should continue to climb on Sunday with afternoon highs into the upper 70s as a wave of energy approaches from the southwest. This system will roll through the area to kick off next week bringing wet and unsettled weather back to the region. This will be a prelude of things to come as the rain chances stick around through the mid-week. After the wave of low pressure exits late Monday, a cold front will bring additional showers and storms Tuesday and into early Wednesday. Afternoon highs will stay in the mid-70s before cooling down into the upper 60s later next week. Have a safe Derby weekend!
TONIGHT: Clear skies and chilly. Low: 42°. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
DERBY DAY: More sunshine, beautiful for the races! High: 74°. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
SUNDAY: A bit warmer with isolated showers possible late. High: 78°. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
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