The damp and dreary weather we dealt with across Kentuckiana on Good Friday is set to hang around into the first half of the upcoming Easter weekend. An upper level system moving to our east will push chilly to cold rain into our area from the north so it should be a wet start to Saturday. With temperatures dropping into the upper 30s and low 40s, a few flakes or sleet pellets can’t be ruled out tonight and into Saturday morning, but they shouldn’t have any impact. It’s just a reminder that it is still early spring despite the recent warmth. The chilly showers will continue on Saturday with highs struggling into the upper 40s and low 50s. With the freezing level so close to the ground, once again don’t be surprised if you see some sleet mixed in at times. Winds will continue to be breezy out of the northwest, so it should be another raw day on Saturday before things improve just in time for Easter Sunday.
It will be chilly for sunrise services on Easter morning with temperatures into the upper 30s and low 40s, so you’ll need to dress accordingly. Once the sun comes up, we should see a nice rebound as warmer air pushes back into Kentuckiana with highs into the low 70s by Sunday afternoon. More warm weather is on the way to begin next week with sunshine and highs around 80 degrees. A slow-moving front will drop into the Ohio Valley by the middle part of next week with a daily shot at a few scattered showers although some spots may see very little rain. Temperatures will continue to be warm with highs in the mid-70s!
TONIGHT: Windy with cold rain, a few flakes/sleet mixed in. Low: 40. Wind: N 15-20 mph with gust over 35 mph.
SATURDAY: Chilly showers (sleet mixed in), breezy and cool. High: 52. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.
EASTER SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 72. Wind: W 5-10 mph.
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