The slow warm up continues through Friday.

  • Tonight: Clouds increase some, but still chilly. Low: 36°.
  • Wednesday: More clouds, but most remain dry and mild. High: 61°.
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy and mild. High: 65°.

Cloud cover will increase a bit during the overnight hours which will help keep temperatures slightly “less cold” with most areas only falling off into the mid to upper 30s.

The clouds look rather robust Wednesday as well as a fast-moving feature slides across S.E. Kentucky. There isn’t a lot of moisture available for it to squeeze out much rain or snow, but some of you across S.E. Kentucky and S.W. Virginia could see a few random sprinkles or very light rain showers.

The clouds will limit how much sunshine we will see, but afternoon temperatures will still get close to 60° which is about 5° warmer than seasonal averages thanks to some gusty southwesterly winds.

Sunshine will make a comeback for Thursday and this will help propel temperatures from a mild mid to upper 40s in the morning to the mid 60s by the afternoon hours.

The wind could still be a bit gusty at times as well and with some lower relative humidity values, the fire danger will remain rather elevated to high for some areas.

The warmup continues into Friday as many will go from upper 40s in the morning to upper 60s in the afternoon with just a few more clouds around.

The clouds will increase Friday night and a few sprinkles or light rain showers could get squeezed out for some areas as a weak cold front slides from northwest to southeast across the area. Any amounts would be very light though where some light rain occurs.

Most areas will remain dry Saturday, even though we do expect to see more clouds than sunshine through the day. Highs will stay mild though reaching the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Sunday looks mostly cloudy as well with some cooler temperatures in the afternoon, only reaching the mid 50s. It appears the daylight hours will remain mostly dry, but some spotty rain chances look set to return after sunset into early Monday morning.

After the early morning rain chances Monday, it appears as though the clouds will thin out and the winds will be quite gusty at time dropping afternoon temperatures into the upper 40s to lower 50s.

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