Mild Temperatures And Scattered Rain Showers Ahead

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Updated: 12/19/2013 11:29 pm
Midnight Update:  So far tonight, we have cloudy skies over the region with rainfall staying to our northwest.  We expect to have scattered rain showers developing by Friday morning, with "off and on" rain showers through the day.  Southerly winds will remain breezy on Friday, with wind gusts up to 30 mph.  These southerly winds will also help temperatures get back to 60 degrees Friday afternoon.  Scattered rain showers continue into Saturday, with Saturday's high temperatures around 66 degrees.  Ironically, Saturday will be the warmest day in the week ahead and is also the first official day of winter.  A line of heavier rain showers will move through on Sunday as a cold front moves through.  Sunday high temperatures will remain mild, with a high of 63 degrees.  Colder and drier conditions return next week.  Christmas Eve looks to be mostly sunny with a high of 33 degrees.  Christmas Day will be partly sunny with a high of 42 degrees. 
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Mild and breezy conditions will continue, with scattered rain showers Friday through Sunday. Colder and drier conditions return early next week, with highs in the lower 30s on Christmas Eve and highs in the lower 40s for Christmas Day.

TONIGHT: Cloudy skies and breezy southerly winds will continue overnight, with a few spotty rain showers developing by Friday morning. Overnight low temperatures will be around 42 degrees.

FRIDAY: We will have a chance for scattered rain showers on Friday, with windy conditions at times. Southerly winds will gust up to 30 mph at times, which will continue to bring in milder air. Despite the extra clouds and rain chances, Friday afternoon high temperatures will be around 60 degrees.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: A stalled cold front across the Mississippi Valley, combined with a series of low pressure systems moving through this weekend, will provide chances for rain Saturday through Sunday. Rain will continue to be scattered on Saturday, with heavier bands of rain moving in Saturday night into early Sunday. Temperatures look to remain mild, with a high of 66 degrees on Saturday and 63 degrees for Sunday. The biggest threat for flooding looks to be over Western Kentucky, where a Flood Watch has been issued. Rainfall totals Friday through Sunday look to average between one to two inches.

NEXT WEEK: As we approach Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we will have colder and drier conditions. Monday will feature the chance for a few flurries, and a high of 39 degrees. Christmas Eve Tuesday will be colder, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 33 degrees. Christmas Day looks to be partly sunny with a high of 42 degrees.

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