I'm starting to feel like a broken record at this point - it was another b-e-a-utiful day across the Tri-State. Afternoon highs peaked in the mid to upper 70s area-wide with an ample supply of sunshine and southerly winds to boot. We are however, tracking an inbound cold front that is expected to leave residents of the Ohio Valley wearing slightly thicker sweatshirts as we head into the weekend. After seeing temperatures around 70° by dinnertime, we'll bounce down to 65° by 10PM. It's after that point that we begin to see increasing cloud cover spread across the region, followed shortly thereafter by scattered rain showers. Fortunately, the rainfall will be isolated at best and only linger overnight and early Thursday morning. The last of the rain should exit east of the Tri-State by 9AM.
As the rainfall, cloud cover and cold front depart, westerly winds will begin to pick up speed Thursday morning - 20 to 25 mph wind gusts will force a cooler and drier air mass into the Ohio Valley. As a result, temperatures are expected to take quite the hit; after reaching the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday, we're only expected to hit a peak temperature of 66° in Evansville come Thursday afternoon - it will mark our coolest afternoon since this past Saturday. Despite the cooler temperatures, our Thursday should remain a relatively pleasant one; you may just want to have the light jacket all ready to go especially Thursday evening. If you have plans out and about tomorrow night you can expect temperatures by dinnertime to range between 66° and 61° under scattered cloud cover.