Both Sunday and Monday represented our coolest days in Evansville since mid-April; today's afternoon high of 53° was a marked improvement over Sunday's peak temperature of 52°. You could feel the difference, right? All kidding aside, despite our slightly warmer weather Monday, the arrival of a cool fall rainfall earlier in the evening wasn't exactly a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it looks as though we'll all be stuck with the rain chances for much of the forecast.
If you were able to go the day without using your umbrella, you may not be so lucky Tuesday - Scattered rainfall is expected to affect the Tri-State through the morning and early afternoon. The latest model data insists that we'll see a break from the rainfall between 3PM Tuesday and 12PM on Wednesday. By the time the rain concludes Tuesday, the damaging will have already been done - afternoon highs will have trouble climbing out of the low 50s; we'll only reach 51° tomorrow afternoon. (Our coolest day since April 14th)
Fortunately, that break from the rain will only allow us to dip back toward 48° Wednesday morning and actually drive the mercury back into the mid 60s by the time the rain gets underway again on Wednesday afternoon. Once the rain gets going, it won't stop - that is, until it's done. A passing low bolstered by the remnants of Zeta passing across the southeast, will produce fairly sustained rainfall with periods of heavy rain across the Tri-State between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening.
By the time it's all said and done Thursday night, it's possible that most of the Ohio Valley could see between 1" and 3" of rainfall during the 72 hour rainfall event. There's even some evidence that indicates a few of us may even see up to 4" of total precipitation between now and Friday morning. Regardless, you should prepare for rain and plenty of it, because for the next three days, that's pretty much all we'll see. Beyond that - well, that's a different story entirely. Friday, Halloween and Sunday look nothing short of gorgeous; each day will be clear with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Keep that umbrella handy and stay dry.
Wear Your Mask.