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KDF Events: Glow & Marathon Forecasts

It’s the most exciting time of the year! Kentucky Derby Festival time! But how will the weather impact the next two events: Glow and the Marathon? 


There is a cold front approaching Kentuckiana and will slide through the area later today. It is so nice out, it is difficult to know anything is even out there to disrupt our weather! It will bring a slight chance for showers this afternoon and evening. 
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The front is moving through a very dry atmosphere and therefore producing any rain will be difficult, but with a front moving through the area, showers are not off the table. If you see any, they will likely be brief. Therefore, I think our next KDF event tonight, The Balloon Glow is a Go! It will be dry with winds out of the west to southwest from 10-15 mph. 
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If you don't see any rain, the only sign that a front moved through the area will be cooler temperatures by the weekend. Keep this in mind if you are running in the marathon/mini or cheering someone on! We will start our morning off in the 40s. By Saturday afternoon, high temps will STRUGGLE to even make it to the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Some spots across Kentuckiana may stay in the 50s. It will also breezy with a NW wind at 10-15 mph. 
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As high pressure builds into the area, it will clear out our clouds by Saturday night and the winds will die down. This is prime for colder conditions and frost development. A light wind MAY limit some frost, but I do think we will see some across Kentuckiana. 

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After a cooler weekend, with below average temps (which is 72 degrees for this time of the year) in the low and mid 60s, it will begin to warm back up by Derby week. We will likely make it back to the 80s! However, we are also keeping an eye on a system that will bring the return of storms by the middle/end of the week. This will likely impact SOME of the main KDF events. The system is evolving and data is changing. We are working out the kinks everyday. We will tell you what we know about Wednesday, Thurby and Oaks on WDRB News this evening. Be sure to join Marc then! 

We will be continuing to post updates on the forecast for Derby week in the coming days. You will be able to find them online! The links to my social media pages are below! 

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-Katie McGraw 



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