Our midweek ended up yielding a mixture of clouds, sun and rain showers as today's passing cold front certainly saw to that. Fortunately, that cold front is on its way out of the Tri-State and so too are those rain chances. In fact, after only seeing temperatures reach just the upper 70s and low 80s (again, due to the passing cold front) the entirety of the Ohio Valley will see a pleasant and dry evening ahead. Evansville's peak temperature of 80° (our coolest since this past Friday) will give way to temperatures near 76° by dinnertime and the upper 60s around 10PM before diving into the upper 50s and low 60s early Thursday morning!
Our relatively cool morning low however, won't be enough to keep the warmer weather at bay; 62° at 6AM will jump to 81° by noon. Gone will be our northerly wind flow, (though its brief stay here in the Tri-State won't be quickly forgotten) east southeasterly winds will help drive more heat and humidity back into the region for the remainder of the work week. Thursday's anticipated high of 86° will feel more like 88° under scattered cloud cover, though conditions will remain dry overall. Friday looks as though it will be even warmer; Friday afternoon's high in Evansville of 87° will feel as hot as 90°. If there's a silver lining here, it's the fact that primarily clear skies Friday will allow temperatures to dwindle back into the low 80s and upper 70s by the time those high school football games kickoff that evening.