This morning marked our first in nearly a week in which we found ourselves above the freezing mark here in Evansville. While the River City only dipped as low as 39° during the predawn hours Friday, many of our communities along and west of the Wabash River saw temperatures fall as low as the mid 20s as the skies cleared early this morning. That gradual degradation of our cloud cover continued on into the afternoon and evening, eventually allowing temperatures to reach back into the mid to upper 40s area-wide. Unfortunately, those now clear skies will help drive the mercury back down below the freezing mark overnight - we'll fall all the way to 29° in Evansville early Saturday.
Temperatures Saturday afternoon look quite reminiscent of Friday's. While a weak northerly wind may ding highs a degree or two tomorrow afternoon, our Saturday looks as though it will be seasonably cool and pleasant. Sunday however, does look slightly cooler - our anticipated high of 44° will be about 3° cooler than the norm for this time of the year. Warmer weather isn't expected to return until at least next Wednesday or Thursday.
Higher pressure settling in over the southeastern United States around our next midweek will force mild Gulf air up the Mississippi valley and into the Tri-State during the second half of next week. During that period, it looks as though afternoon highs will reach back into the 50s and even low 60s. But then again, that's a little over a week away - so make sure you keep those winter jackets handy in the meantime.
Wear Your Mask.