It's amazing the difference one cold front can make... Following seven straight days of temperatures in the 70s and 80s (or ranging between 9° and 22° above the norm), last night's passing cold front certainly brought us back to reality. While we were able to dodge the threat of Severe Weather as the front passed through, the cool Canadian air mass behind it has made itself at home in the Tri-State. Tuesday's high of 77° in Evansville gave way to and afternoon high of just 57° earlier today and unfortunately, that's not the coolest temperature in our extended forecast.
These clear skies, paired with the aforementioned arctic air mass and a weak northerly wind flow overnight will help drive the mercury back down into the mid to low 30s area-wide; Thursday morning's low of 34° will mark the River City's coolest in a week and a half. Despite the cooler temperatures, there's a silver lining here or rather a golden one - sunshine will linger for the Ohio Valley through Friday. During that period however, afternoon highs will only reach the mid to upper 50s and low 60s.
Wondering when our next round of rainfall will arrive? Well, you'll have to wait at least until Saturday morning. Higher pressure responsible for all of our clear weather between now and then will shift toward the Eastern Seaboard; as that occurs, moisture from the Gulf aided by a passing core of lore pressure and associated cold front will be driven northward into the Tri-State. It's likely that both Saturday and Sunday will be a little damper than we'd all like.
Wear Your Mask.