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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

2019 Derby

Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2019
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Heavy rain in the morning and evening and breezy starting in the evening.
High 58°
Low 47°
Chance of Rain 100%
Wind at 11 MPH
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Rain in the morning.
High 49°
Low 40°
Chance of Rain 99%
Wind NW at 11 MPH
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Partly cloudy until afternoon.
High 73°
Low 40°
Chance of Rain 2%
Wind W at 4 MPH
Monday, April 22, 2019
Mostly cloudy until evening.
High 82°
Low 51°
Chance of Rain 4%
Wind S at 7 MPH
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Light rain starting in the evening.
High 81°
Low 60°
Chance of Rain 95%
Wind SW at 9 MPH
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 65°
Low 54°
Chance of Rain 87%
Wind at 5 MPH
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Mostly cloudy until evening.
High 73°
Low 54°
Chance of Rain 14%
Wind NE at 2 MPH
Friday, April 26, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 75°
Low 58°
Chance of Rain 78%
Wind S at 3 MPH