FORECAST SUMMARY:

The warm air will be with us across Kentuckiana to finish out the week on this Friday and head into the upcoming holiday weekend. While it will be a comfortable start to the day, expect another toasty afternoon with highs back into the upper 80s in most locations. Once again there is an Air Quality Alert for Louisville metro (Code Orange for Ozone) until Midnight so sensitive groups should take note of that. Humidity levels should begin to creep up a bit through the day so you may notice a bit of a difference later on. With some of the moisture creeping into our Southern Kentucky counties, a stray storm may be possible during the late afternoon down there but most locations will remain dry and on the warm side.

As we roll into the holiday weekend and the “unofficial” start of summer, it is definitely going to feel more like July or August as the moisture from a potential tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico begins to stream northward into the Ohio Valley. While no day should be a washout, scattered afternoon and evening storms will be possible each day as things heat up into the upper 80s for afternoon highs. The higher humidity will make it feel even warmer so make sure and hydrate properly if you are planning outdoor activities for the holiday weekend. While the rain will be hit and miss, there will be so much moisture in the atmosphere that any showers and storms that do develop have the potential of producing some locally heavy downpours. Highs will stay in the upper 80s with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s through the middle of next week. The rain chances may be a bit higher by then with what is left of that potential tropical system closer to our area. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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TODAY: Mostly sunny, a stray P.M. storm far south. High: 89. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT: Warm and muggy with isolated storms. Low: 69. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY: Warm and humid with a few storms. High: 87. Wind:SW 5-10 mph.

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