Midnight Update: Skies are becoming clear across western parts of Kentucky, allowing temperatures to fall quickly into the 30s. As of 11pm, most of Central and Eastern Kentucky temperatures are in the low to mid 40s. As clouds continue to clear all across the region, we expect temperatures to fall into the lower 30s by daybreak Thursday, allowing for some frost to form. A Frost Advisory is in effect from 2am to 9am Thursday.
Rain will continue to come to an end tonight, with clearing skies and cooler conditions for the end of the work week.
Tonight: The cold front that brought about an inch of rain to Central Kentucky today, will continue to move eastward and away through the evening hours, with decreasing clouds after midnight. Cooler air will continue to move into the region, with overnight low temperatures around 34 degrees. This will lead to the potential for some frost by daybreak Thursday.
Thursday: High pressure becomes centered over the Mississippi Valley with an upper level disturbance passing across the Great Lakes. Skies will start off sunny Thursday morning, with more clouds developing in the afternoon, as the weather disturbance to our north passes by. Thursday afternoon high temperatures will be around 61 degrees, making for a cool, yet comfortable afternoon.
Thursday Night: Skies will become clear with a cold overnight low temperature of 36 degrees, leading to another possibility for some patchy frost by early Friday.
Friday: We look to stay dry throughout the daylight hours of Friday, yet clouds will increase through the afternoon hours, as a weak low pressure system approaches from the Southern Plains. Friday afternoon high temperatures will be around 64 degrees. There will be a chance for a few light rain showers Friday night, yet most of the rain should be more isolated.
Weekend: The weather model trends have been looking better for decreasing the rain chances this weekend, yet there will remain a chance for scattered rain showers for both Saturday and Sunday. The system moving out of the Southern Plains on Friday will move into the Tennessee Valley and Gulf Coast states by Saturday, and linger into Sunday. High pressure will be over New England and the Rockies. Kentucky will be on the northward fringe of the rain chances, and we may miss out on rain completely, depending on which weather model you go with. I will continue to keep the chance for a few scattered rain showers in the forecast, yet for any outdoor activities, it is looking better at this time, that we will not have a washout. High temperatures for Saturday and Sunday will be in the low to mid 60s.
Next Week: Temperatures get back into the 70s for early next week; with partly sunny skies overall, and the chance for an isolated rain shower.