It was a far more pleasant day throughout the Tri-State; temperatures peaked nearly 15° higher than yesterday and it was all thanks to that combination of sunshine and southerly winds. With the overcast skies out of the way, temperatures surged into the mid to low 40s area-wide - we topped out at 43° in the River City. While tomorrow looks as though it'll be even warmer, we have another chilly night to deal with in the meantime. The clear skies aloft will allow the mercury to dip back into the mid to upper 20s throughout the Tri-State before sunshine and southerly winds again take the wheel Wednesday morning.
Our midweek will be a mild one. Afternoon highs average 41° this time of the year and it looks like we may surpass that by 8° to 10° tomorrow! We'll reach 49° in Evansville, but many of our Kentuckian communities could easily reach 50° even tomorrow afternoon. Those southwesterly winds will begin to gain strength overnight Wednesday into Thursday ahead of the arrival of our next weather maker, an inbound cold front.
While Thursday will likely be our warmest afternoon since January 4th, it isn't expected to be a great day overall. We'll start off our Thursday mild and clear, but increasing cloud cover and eventually rainfall will spoil any parties thrown to celebrate region-wide highs near 50°. Temperatures that night will dip to the freezing mark as the cold front drags further east. Friday and Saturday look significantly cooler (41° and 36° respectively); strong winds and scattered flurries will also plague the Tri-State as we kick off the weekend ahead.