I'm tracking a cold front that will usher our abnormally mild weather out of the Tri-State like a kid who walked into an R-rated movie without a parent or guardian. Gone are highs in the 50s and sunshine - we'll find ourselves becoming more accustomed to cloud cover, temperatures in the 30s and sporadic bursts of snowfall over the weekend ahead. As for today, our high of 54° in Evansville marked the "hottest" day yet of 2021 and our warmest afternoon in over two weeks. Tonight's cold front will not only plunge temperatures across the region, but also produce a line of rainfall.
After the rain clears this evening, temperatures will dip toward the freezing mark early tomorrow morning. Afternoon highs will only climb as high as the upper 30s and low 40s area-wide. Late Friday afternoon, temperatures will again dip toward the mid 30s - as that occurs, scattered snow showers are expected to develop and spread across the Tri-State though the evening and overnight hours. Some of these snow showers on Friday may produce brief, heavy bursts of snowfall that may leave minor accumulations and even drop visibility.
The chances for scattered snow and wintry mixture are expected to continue on and off throughout our Saturday and Sunday as well. By the time the last of the wintry weather exits east of the Ohio Valley, some areas could see a total of an 1" of snow - that being said, much of that will likely melt as the weekend wears on as temperatures each afternoon between now and Sunday will reach between 36° and 39°. Stay warm.
Wear Your Mask.