We're going to see a variety of conditions for your Thursday. This morning it's all about the coats and cranking up the heat. Dry and sunny skies are with us, but morning temps are a bit brutal. Overnight lows dipped into the 40s and even some communities saw the upper 30s.
Most of the dry weather will stick around for the first part of the day helping highs reach the mid to upper 60s. However, the second half of our day looks quite different. We're tracking more active weather that's expected to hit our area early to late afternoon. All eyes are on a cold front moving in from the northwest.
It looks as though some of the storms embedded within this line of rainfall may produce both wind gusts in excess of 40 or 50 mph along with pockets of large hail. As a result, the Storm Prediction Center of America has placed the majority of the Tri-State under a "1" on the Threat index for this afternoon and early evening. Our far southwestern communities are under a Slight Risk "2" - those communities include portions of Illinois (Saline, Hamilton, Gallatin, White, Hardin Counties) and Kentucky (Union, Crittenden, Caldwell Counties).
The main line of showers and thunderstorms will reach Evansville and Henderson by 2-3PM before pushing east over Owensboro around 3-4PM. There are some signs of light showers sticking around behind the main line. Those are expected to last until about 8PM. The remainder of our Thursday evening looks quite pleasant though - our breezy, partly cloudy conditions will allow temperatures to gradually dip toward the low 40s by your Friday morning.