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Bitterly Cold Air Heads for the Ohio Valley

Another blast of arctic air heads for the Tri-State.

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 10:00 PM

Thursday marked your warmest day in a week - Evansville's high temperature of 52° was 11° above the norm and the second warmest measured so far this year. Unfortunately, the mild weather isn't expected to last; a passing cold front earlier today will allow a cold Canadian air mass to settle in over the region overnight and into the weekend ahead. After falling to 27° overnight along the Ohio, peak temperatures may not even reach 40° for many of us on Friday. That's not even the worst of it.

Northerly winds paired with both that cold Canadian air and clear skies will help drive temperatures to their lowest point of the new year! Saturday morning's low temperature of 20° will be our coldest recorded in Evansville since the morning of December 26th when we hit 16°. It gets worse - wind speeds will still be as strong as 5 mph or 6 mph as the sun rises on the Tri-State Saturday making those morning lows feel even colder. While 5 mph winds don't sound all that significant, they'll be strong enough to drop wind chill values as low as as 10° or even the single digits in spots that morning.

Saturday afternoon won't be all that better, afternoon highs will again struggle to reach the 40° mark area-wide under scattered cloud cover - but then again, at least our Saturday will remain dry; that's something that cannot be said for our Sunday. A cold front stalling out to our west will generate some scattered on and off rainfall throughout our Sunday afternoon and evening, though temperatures will surge back into the upper 40s that afternoon. Monday looks even warmer - we'll hit 56° that day; however, I forgot to mention the rain though didn't I? Heavy rainfall will continue throughout your Monday, leaving some spots with more than 1" of total rainfall between Sunday and Monday alone.

Wear Your Mask.

Evansville
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 44°
Owensboro
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 40°
Mount Carmel
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 38°
Madisonville
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 43°
Washington
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 37°
Sunshine and above normal temps.
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