It's been anything but a pleasant day across the Tri-State - after seeing temperatures peak in the mid to low 50s earlier this morning, the mercury has been on a gradual decline and will dwindle into the upper 20s and low 30s overnight. The near and below freezing temperatures will generate some periods of wintry mixture especially north of Evansville late this evening prior to the exit of our rain chances early tomorrow morning. Thankfully, by the time we all awake on Thursday, the rainfall will have pushed southeast of the region and drier weather will linger for the last day of 2020.
While our New Year's Eve won't necessarily be a perfect end to the year, it'll pretty much fall in line with everything else 2020 had to offer, not exactly what we'd hoped for - expect mostly cloudy skies with temperature lingering in the mid to upper 30s throughout the day. We'll see increasing cloud cover throughout the latter half of Thursday as our next round of rainfall gears up and heads for the region. The first of our rain showers will be reaching our southwestern counties as we countdown the last few seconds of 2020. It's going to 36° with scattered rainfall as we ring in the New Year.
Let's just hope the first day of 2021 isn't exactly a preview of what's to come through the reminder of the year. Rainfall will continue to plague the area through the morning and afternoon before letting up during the afternoon and early evening on January 1st - if there's any silver lining here, high temperatures will peak in the mid 60s for many of us once the rain comes to an end after our lunch hour. As for Saturday and Sunday, it's possible we could see a few showers late Saturday and early Sunday, but both days look primarily dry with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures near 43°.
Wear Your Mask.