After a much-needed quieter day throughout the Tri-State, temperatures are expected to plunge overnight - any lingering water, slush or ice leftover from yesterday's freezing rainfall event will likely refreeze and cause yet another slick morning commute Friday. After falling to 18° in Evansville early Friday, afternoon highs will again peak ear the 30° mark area-wide under scattered cloud cover. A breezy northerly wind however, will continue to keep temperatures well below average both Friday night and Saturday - Friday night's low of 16° will only give way to a peak temperature of 24° on Saturday.
If you think that's cold, just wait. Come Sunday morning, the mercury is expected to fall into the single digits for the first time since the morning of January 30th - we'll fall to 7° as we kick off our Valentine's Day. You'll want to keep your sweetheart close that day as afternoon highs aren't expected to climb all that much higher than 20°; we'll reach 21° in Evansville. As temperatures again dip toward the single digits overnight Sunday, it looks as though our next round of winter weather will be arriving.
Current model data suggests that a core of low pressure on a track from Louisiana to the Virginias could bring about our next round of winter weather beginning late Sunday/early Monday. As for now, the wintry precipitation could last into Monday evening and while it remains far too early to project exactly how much snowfall we could receive, it very well may yield our greatest snowfall totals of the season thus far. Obviously, it's very early and a lot can change, but we're going to keep a very close eye on this situation and keep you informed on the latest developments. Oh, did I mention that there may even be a secondary system arriving Wednesday - next week should be interesting.
Wear Your Mask.