Today was our warmest day in nearly two weeks. Our high temperature of 81° was 14° warmer than yesterday's and 5° above the seasonal norm - all that being said, the warm up and summer-like temperatures will only last another few hours. A cold front already swinging through the Tri-State will take today's southerly wind flow, shift it northward and unleash yet another round of cool Candian air on the Ohio Valley. From the low 80s to the mid 40s; that's where we'll find ourselves early Thursday morning (Evansville will dip to 47°).
The cool start to tomorrow will be only that, a start; blustery northerly winds gusting as high as 25 mph will keep temperatures well below average area wide. Thursday's peak temperatures of 68° however, pales in comparison to what heads our way come Friday. Clear and cool conditions that morning will set the stage for what may end up being our coolest day since mid to early May. That morning's low of 43° looks as though it will be our coolest recorded temperature since the morning of May 11th and things don't get much better from there. A lingering weak northerly wind will only allow the mercury to reach of to 61° later that day, marking our coolest afternoon since May 13th!
If you're planning on attending a high school football game on Friday night, dress warm; I'm talking sweatshirt, jacket, maybe even gloves - kick off temperatures will be around 55° before dipping to 51° by the 4th quarter. The mercury won't stop there either, temperatures will continue to fall throughout the Ohio Valley into early Saturday morning leaving many communities with morning low temperatures in the upper 30s for the first time this season! We're expected to dip to 40° even in the River City that morning. Bundle up!