THIS AFTERNOON: High pressure over the Ohio Valley is continuing to eat away at the eastern flank of clouds early this afternoon. This will prevent any widespread cloud cover to form until later this afternoon/evening. We can expect temperatures to float in the low to mid 50s until evening… some spotty showers begin developing after 7pm.
TONIGHT: Light showers will continue to move from the west to the east through the night. Showers will remain as rain as temperatures dip into the mid 30s. Winds will shift out of the northwest through the night. Northwest winds up to 8 mph will make for wind chills close to freezing through the morning.
EXTENDED: The light rain will continue into Thursday and will gradually taper off into the afternoon hours. Rainfall amounts won’t be impressive with many locations recording under .25″ of rain. However, isolated areas could squeeze out .50″ of rain near I-44. As the system exits late Thursday, cooler air will filter in to close out the work week. Breezy winds out of the northwest on Thursday will bring for cooler temps. We only top out in the middle 40s Thursday with cloud cover lingering and low 40s by Friday. Christmas weekend looks dry with lows in the upper 20s and highs climbing into the low to mid 40s. Small rain chances are possible for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but models are still having trouble coming into an agreement. Stick with ABC 17 News on air and online for the latest changes to tracks and forecasts.