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Brutal Heat and Humidity Settles In

Our hottest temperatures in more than a month arrive this weekend.

Posted: Aug 6, 2021 5:56 PM

Yet another mild day for the Tri-State; afternoon highs reached back into the mid to upper 80s throughout the Ohio Valley earlier on, but at least we're headed into a pleasant evening. After seeing the mercury dip toward 83° or 84° around dinnertime, we'll bounce back down to 75° or so around 10PM before bottoming out in the mid 60s area wide early Saturday morning - we'll fall to 65° in Evansville during the predawn hours Saturday. Even with a morning low 3° below the norm, temperatures tomorrow morning will be warm enough to give the mercury a bit of a running head start Saturday, especially with an ample supply of sunshine and southerly winds. The combination of the two will lead to our first 90° of the month and our hottest day in over a week.

Worse yet, that aforementioned southerly wind will pump not only more heat into the Ohio Valley, but also more of that gulf humidity. The added moisture will make tomorrow's high of 90° feel more like 92° at times Saturday afternoon. Sunday looks even more uncomfortable - We'll tip the scales that afternoon at 93° in the River City (our hottest day since June 28th) under partly cloudy skies, but due point values inching closer to 70° could make it feel more like 97° that day. It looks as though Mother Nature will double down on this trend next week; current model data indicates that afternoon highs between Monday and next Saturday will range between 93° and 97° each day. Heat indices for each one of those afternoons could easily peak near 105°.

Evansville
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 54°
Owensboro
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 55°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Madisonville
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 56°
Jasper
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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