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Weather & Time Zone

Easily learn about weather conditions and what to pack for your trip to Louisville Kentucky.

The first question many people ask about Louisville is "What's the weather like?" Learn about conditions and the latest weather.

Climate in Louisville

  • Four distinct seasons
  • Average summer temperature is 88 degrees
  • Average winter temperature is 37 degrees
  • 43 inches of annual precipitation

Learn more about Lousiville's climate.

Know Before You Go

Although Louisville experiences four distinct seasons, summer tends to come early, fall lasts longer, and the relatively short winters bring more rain than snow. March is usually the wettest month, October the driest. Whatever season finds you visiting the city; the trip will be made better by packing the right things to wear.

Spring What to Pack

Spring can have warm days but cool nights can linger. To stay warm, long sleeve shirts or light sweaters are suggested. An umbrella, raincoat and light jacket may also come in handy.

Summer What to Pack

Summer can be very hot and humid. Bright, light clothing is a must.

Fall What to Pack

Fall, like spring, can have fluctuating temperatures between day and night, so pack sweaters or light jackets.

Winter What to Pack

Layering is the key to the winter months. Long sleeves, sweaters, medium to heavy coats, hat and gloves should be included if traveling to the city in winter.

Louisville Time Zone: EST

Eastern Standard Time: November to March
Eastern Daylight Savings Time: March to November

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Kentucky Derby

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Possible light rain until morning, starting again in the evening.
High 84°
Low 61°
Chance of Rain 55%
Wind E at 6 MPH
Monday, August 26, 2019
Light rain until evening.
High 78°
Low 69°
Chance of Rain 98%
Wind S at 9 MPH
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon.
High 83°
Low 71°
Chance of Rain 70%
Wind SW at 8 MPH
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Clear throughout the day.
High 82°
Low 63°
Chance of Rain 9%
Wind NW at 5 MPH
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 80°
Low 58°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind W at 4 MPH
Friday, August 30, 2019
Clear throughout the day.
High 86°
Low 57°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind W at 3 MPH
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
High 82°
Low 67°
Chance of Rain 9%
Wind NE at 4 MPH
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 82°
Low 63°
Chance of Rain 10%
Wind NE at 7 MPH