While today’s afternoon high temperature of 68° fell 9° short of matching a record high temperature for this date, it ended up being 18° above the average for this time of the year. Our mild weather is expected to stick around this evening as well as temperatures gradually dwindle from 53° around dinner time down to 49° at 10 o’clock. A weak southeasterly wind will continue to keep temperatures tepid overnight; we’ll only fall as low as 42° in Evansville early Friday morning, setting the stage for will be in another unseasonably warm day across the Tri-State.
The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another abnormally mild day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature Near 68° on Friday. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing low pressure system and accompanying cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning. This passing system will usher our unseasonably warm weather east of the Tri-State and allow cooler, dryer air to flow in from the northwest. As a result, temperatures will peak in the mid 50s from Saturday afternoon.