High pressure continues to dominate the eastern half of the country and will continue to do so for much of the foreseeable future - these dry, pleasant conditions may even last as long as it takes Nevada to report their election results... Well, maybe not that long. Today's peak temperatures, while cooler than yesterday, still made for a warmer-than-average afternoon throughout the Tri-State. Whether you're a fan of the unseasonable warmth or not, temperatures are going to continue to surge as we head into the weekend ahead.
Clear skies return for our Friday allowing the mercury to climb a degree or two over today's high temperatures - Saturday looks warmer yet; mostly sunny skies and a weak southerly wind will help drive temperatures into the mid 70s before some of us even reach the mid to upper 70s come Sunday. We'll hit 76° on Sunday afternoon in Evansville marking our warmest day in over two weeks! The mercury will routinely reach heights ranging from 9° to 16° above the norm between now and next Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday evening on the other hand, looks though it will indeed be cooler - a passing cold front will not only help drop temperatures by 2° or 3° that afternoon, but we'll also see our first organized chance of rainfall since October 30th arrive later that night. The forecast from there on out looks cooler overall. Despite a brief warm up next Thursday, another cold front will drop temperatures back into the 50s and 60s by next weekend.