The combination of our southerly winds and crystal clear skies this afternoon helped drive temperatures all the way back up into 30s and low 40s area-wide. Evansville’s peak temperature of 38° was a degree higher than Monday’s. That southerly wind flow will also help keep temperatures milder late this evening and overnight as well; after falling to around 31° by dinnertime, temperatures are expected to level out in the mid 30s throughout the night ahead. We’ll wake up to a morning low near 31° around 6AM Wednesday.
One should expect another clear day tomorrow, but a significantly warmer one at that - current model data indicates we will reach 50° in Evansville on Wednesday afternoon, marking our warmest day since New Year’s Day! A strong southerly wind flow gusting as high as 20 mph paired with all of that sunshine will help drive temperatures nearly 10° higher than the norm for this time of year. Wednesday evening looks as though it will also be quite pleasant; after seeing 43° around tomorrow evening‘s commute, we'll fall to 38° by dinnertime.
Thursday and Friday will be cooler - added cloud cover and the return of a northerly wind will keep temperatures in the 30s and 40s both days. However, the focus remains not on our cooler temperatures those days, but the impending snow chances expected to arrive Friday night. Current data continues to indicate that a passing low pressure system to our south will generate snow chances for portions of the Tri-State on Friday night, Saturday and early Sunday. Considering the event remains 4 to 5 days out, models continue to evolve and fluctuate - as a result, this weekend forecast remains quite speculative and is very much subject to change. However if this forecast holds, accumulating snow fall is likely on the way for parts of the Lower Ohio Valley.