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It was definitely nice to see some sunshine return to Kentucky and Southern Indiana for the mid-week, but it appears some cloudiness will make a return appearance for Thursday along with some chilly air, even by late February standards. Even with strong Canadian high pressure building in from the northwest, a storm system along the Gulf Coast should throw some mid to high level clouds our way overnight and into Thursday. This coupled with a north wind should hold our afternoon highs down into the upper 30s to right around 40 degrees. As high-pressure drifts over the Ohio Valley into Friday morning, skies will clear which will allow early morning lows to dip into the mid to upper teens! With full sunshine on Friday, afternoon highs should recover into the low 40s, which is still below average for this time of the year.

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The weekend should begin dry and pleasant with a mix of clouds and sunshine Saturday and highs into the low 50s. We’ll shift quickly back into an active weather pattern next week with rain returning late Sunday and through Monday, so it looks damp to start next week with afternoon highs remaining into the low to mid-50s. We should be in between weather makers Tuesday, so expect a dry and pleasant day before the next storm system arrives. Much of the model data at this point indicates some colder air will plunge in behind the cold front Wednesday so we could be looking at a wintry mix of rain and snow to start the day with temperatures falling during the afternoon. A quick change over to light snow would be possible with this set-up so we’ll obviously be watching this in the coming days!

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TONIGHT: A few clouds and cold. Low: 27. Wind: N 5-10 mph. 

THURSDAY: High clouds, breezy and chilly.  High: 38.  Wind: N 10-15 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, still cool. High: 42.  Wind: NE 5-10 mph.

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