Despite our soggy start to 2021, Mother Nature has been kind to the Tri-State so far this year - temperatures have reached or exceeded the norm each day through our young year. In fact, today's afternoon high of 52° marked our warmest measured in the River City since January 1st (quite the streak, I know). Unfortunately, the mild weather won't stick around much longer - I'm tracking an inbound cold front that is expected to drive temperatures back into the upper 30s and low 40 through the remainder of the extended forecast.
After falling into the mid to low 30s overnight along with some blustery winds early tomorrow (gusts near 15 or 20 mph), we'll see a somewhat pleasant day Tuesday with gradually decreasing cloud cover and afternoon highs around 42° areawide. Wednesday looks slightly clearer and a smidge warmer as well - one can expect partly cloudy skies and highs approaching 45° that day. It's Thursday that we'll need to monitor closely.
A disturbance streaking southeastward across the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley will generate scattered rainfall and snowfall for those areas. While it looks like the majority of it will miss the Tri-State, there's a possibility that the areas especially west of Evansville could see scattered rainfall or even a wintry mixture at times that day. There is some good news here however, Thursday represents our sole chance for precipitation between now and the middle of January.
Wear Your Mask.