Rain and storm chances return heading into the first week of May

After an amazing day of weather for Derby, it looks mainly dry Sunday before unsettled weather rolls back in.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After a gorgeous Derby Day across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, we’ve got some changes on the way as we finish out the weekend and head into the first week of May. As a wave of low pressure approaches from the southwest, clouds will slowly increase Sunday as afternoon highs climb into the upper 70s. While the majority of the day looks dry, we could see a few isolated showers late. The rain and storm chances will pick up Sunday night and into Monday as the wave moves through. We could see the potential of a few strong storms late Monday but much of that depends of any breaks in the clouds during the afternoon. Highs will remain into the upper 70s. 

A cold front will follow suit into Tuesday with more rain and storms expected before we catch a break from the rain into the mid-week. Highs should stick in the mid-70s before slightly cooler air drops us back into the upper 60s by Wednesday. The unsettled weather pattern may continue late next week as a few more waves of energy bring additional shower chances. Temperatures will be unseasonably cool for early May with highs in the mid-60s. 


TONIGHT: Mainly clear and not as cool. Low: 57°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny and slightly warmer with isolated showers possible late. High: 77°. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.

MONDAY: Occasional rain and storms. High: 78°. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

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