Another day in paradise, am I right? Following our coolest start to a day in just over a month, our absolutely beautiful weather hung around this afternoon and will continue to do so this evening as well. It'll be a perfect night to take in a football game or enjoy the very last Friday After 5 of the season; temperatures will gradually tumble toward the upper 60s by 10PM under scattered cloud cover this evening. Despite the gorgeous weather these last few days, it looks as though scattered rainfall will push into the Tri-State just as our holiday weekend is getting underway. I'm tracking an inbound cold front that is expected to supply the region with rain showers on and off throughout our Saturday ahead.
The first of the rainfall should reach the westernmost portions of the Tri-State between 6AM and 8AM tomorrow. A cluster of sustained and potentially heavy rain will begin to push east of the Wabash River between 10AM and noon before pushing east of Evansville between 3 and 4 Saturday afternoon. Current model data suggests that if you want to spend some time out and about the Tri-State Saturday, the two-hour span from 4PM to 6PM might be your best shot. By the time 7 o'clock rolls around, another line of showers is expected to already be rolling across portions of the Ohio Valley. Saturday's rainfall totals will range from 0.25" in some areas to as much as 2" in others! The latest model runs indicate that our Illinois communities will see the greatest amounts of total precip come Saturday.
Fortunately, our Sunday and Labor Day look anything but rainy - Saturday's passing cold front will help keep temperatures cooler-than-average as we head into Sunday. One can expect an afternoon high near 82° that afternoon under mostly sunny skies. If you're a fan of warmer weather, then you're in luck - the unofficial end to the summer season will feel a bit more summer-like; our Labor Day will be 86° and mostly sunny. The holiday looks like it'll be a perfect day to hit the pool!