Brutal Heat Heads for the Tri-State

Our hottest weather of the season will arrive just in time for the weekend.

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 6:21 PM

Temperatures again struggled to climb much higher than the low 80s across the Tri-State today, but considering the amount of cloud cover, rainfall and humidity in the atmosphere we dealt with, it doesn't exactly come as a surprise. One can expect drier conditions through the remainder of the evening and overnight hours here in Evansville - the rain chances may wain, but our temperatures will remain quite mild. Our anticipated overnight low of 69° is about 5° warmer than the norm for this time of the year. The mild start to the day will allow temperatures to get a running head start on what may end up being our warmest day in nearly 3 weeks.

Friday afternoon looks as though it will be drier overall; while we may still see a few isolated showers form during the early afternoon, we'll also deal with a good amount of sunshine. The added sunshine Friday will allow the mercury to soar to its highest point since May 25th, matching that day's high of 89°. Worse yet, dew points will be downright tropical, making it feel as hot as 95° at times Friday afternoon! Believe it or not, things are about to get even hotter than that - if the current forecast holds, Saturday could be our hottest day in 10 months! Saturday will be 92° in Evansville; while the combination of high heat and humidity may produce a few stray showers, the rain chances will take a back seat to the oppressive heat. Heat indices on Saturday afternoon may approach the triple digits at times - if you don't have to spend time outdoors on Saturday, maybe keep those weekend activities indoors.

Evansville
Mostly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 74°
Owensboro
Mostly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 78°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
69° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 69°
Madisonville
Partly Cloudy
78° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Jasper
Partly Cloudy
67° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 67°
Today's high of 93° not only marks our hottest recorded temperature of the year, but our highest since the afternoon of August 10th of 2020! Despite the oppressive heat, the day itself wasn't necessarily unpleasant; while peak temperatures climbed abnormally high for this time of the year, a weak cold front passing to our south ushered in a breezy northerly wind flow that helped take the edge off that summer-like heat across the Tri-State earlier this afternoon. The evening ahead will remain quite pleasant, albeit mild - expect the mercury to dip from 87° to 75° between dinnertime and 10PM. Between the northerly winds and clear conditions overnight, morning low temperatures will trend toward the upper 50s and low 60s early Tuesday; we'll fall to 60° even in Evansville.
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