A wet start to Derby Weekend

Good Friday , folks. It’s Kentucky Oaks Day, and our weather is looking pretty ugly for folks heading to Churchill Downs. Some of it will continue into Derby Day, with a frost threat to follow that. This is not a very nice Kentucky Derby weekend.

Highs Friday are generally in the 50s, with scattered showers and gusty winds:

Another system dives in for Derby Day, with more showers on the move. These showers should clear out of Louisville before the Run for the Roses. Highs in Louisville might hit 60 as the showers end.

For the rest of us in Central and Eastern Kentucky, highs will be in the 50s.

As skies clear by Sunday morning, frost is a possibility. Lows could flirt with 32 degrees in many areas. Similar conditions are likely Monday morning, so green thumbs are on alert.

Our skies improve for early next week, but another ugly weather maker rolls in later in the week and next weekend. This could produce some showers and provide us with another shot of very chilly air:

That might even deliver another frost threat to the Bluegrass State.

There is nothing pretty about this pattern shaping up for the month of May.

Have a great Kentucky Oaks Day and take care.

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