The combination of cloud cover, some scattered sprinkles and a northerly wind flow kept temperatures well below the norm earlier this afternoon; we topped out at just 63° in Evansville earlier today - that's 13° below average for this time of the year. Unfortunately, the mercury isn't expected to climb all that much higher moving forward. Higher pressure currently centralized over southern Canada will slowly migrate southeastward during the next 72 or so hours maintaining our northerly winds through at least Thursday. As a result, it's unlikely we'll see temperatures reach the 70° for at least three more days.
On the bright side (literally), sunshine will be quite prevalent during the remainder of the work week - mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies Tuesday will allow temperatures to creep a degree or two higher than today; despite northeasterly winds gusting up around 15 mph, we'll peak near 65° in the River City Tuesday. Much like our Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning will be chilly and primarily clear setting the stage for yet another pleasant, albeit cool, afternoon - after dipping to the mid to low 40s area-wide, high temperatures will again struggle to climb higher than the mid 60s come Wednesday.
It appears as though we'll all have to wait until at least Friday before some of us see temperatures crack the 70° mark. However, Friday's mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs near 70° will kick off what is expected to be an absolutely gorgeous start to our weekend ahead. If you have plans Friday evening, the mercury will hover between the mid to upper 60s around dinner time before dipping toward the mid 40s overnight. Believe it or not, Saturday looks like it will be even nicer - expect temperatures in the mid to low 70s under partly cloudy skies on Saturday afternoon! You'll also want to make sure you make the most of our pleasant weather Saturday; showers and thunderstorms may return to the region on Sunday.