It's a cold start in the River City after falling to only 21° overnight. Expect cloudy and breezy conditions for the first part of the day, but some sunshine is expected to return this afternoon. However, it won't be helping temperatures out much. Highs will again peak near the 30° mark under scattered cloud cover. A breezy northerly wind however, will continue to keep temperatures well below average both Friday night and Saturday - Friday night's low of 16° will only give way to a peak temperature of 24° tomorrow.
If you think that's cold, just wait. Come Sunday morning, the mercury is expected to fall into the single digits for the first time since the morning of January 30th - we'll fall to 7° as we kick off our Valentine's Day. You'll want to keep your sweetheart close that day as afternoon highs aren't expected to climb all that much higher than 20°; we'll reach 21° in Evansville. As temperatures again dip toward the single digits overnight Sunday, it looks as though our next round of winter weather will be arriving.
Current model data suggests that a core of low pressure on a track from Louisiana to the Virginias could bring about our next round of winter weather beginning Sunday late afternoon into Monday. As for now, the wintry precipitation could last into Monday evening. Longe range model data is suggesting anywhere from 3"- 6" of snowfall, with several areas receiving more. It's still very early and a lot can change, but we're going to keep a very close eye on this situation and keep you informed on the latest developments.