It's been a damp and all together unpleasant day throughout the Tri-State - temperatures struggled to climb above the 40° mark earlier today, wind gusts topped out above 30 mph at times and many of us received up to 0.50" of rainfall. Fortunately, the last of the rain should exit east of the Tri-State between 8PM and 9PM this evening and drier weather is expected to settle in overnight. Morning low temperatures will fall into the mid to low 20s area-wide, but wind chill values could dip into the mid-teens in some spots as winds are still expected to be quite breezy as you step out the door early Friday morning.
Despite the breezy conditions sticking around for the end of the work week, Friday at least looks pleasant - we'll hit 43 ° tomorrow afternoon in Evansville under some scattered cloud cover; that being said, we'll still see our fair share of sunshine tomorrow. The mercury will bounce back down toward 28° early Saturday before only recaching only 38° that afternoon. Saturday evening may bring about our next chances for scattered snowfall - current model data isn't exactly in agreement quite yet, though it's likely that some of us will at least see scattered snow showers that night. The snowfall, however, won't likely be what we're all talking about come Super Bowl Sunday morning - temperatures will have plunged into the mid to low teens along the Ohio River; our forecast low of 13° would be our coldest since Christmas morning.
Next week, believe it or not, looks even colder. Both the Climate Prediction Center and long-range model data are indicating that temperatures could drop to their lowest point of the season thus far. Not only is there a high likelihood that the Tri-State will see our coldest conditions of the winter season, but there are some hints that the mercury could drop below 10°, something that hasn't happened in Evansville in over a year. Keep those winter jackets handy, you're going to need them.
Wear Your Mask.