Dry Start to St. Patrick's Day; Severe Weather Threat Tonight

We're starting out with cool and dry conditions across the Tri-State. Rain and storms will march into the region late morning into the afternoon. Highs are still going to reach the low to mid 60s.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 6:06 AM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 1:06 PM

We're starting out with cool and dry conditions across the Tri-State. Most of our temperatures are in the 40s under mostly cloudy skies. Be on the look out for some fog! Otherwise, grab the umbrellas and prepare for this afternoon!

The first of scattered rainfall will reach the Tri-State's southernmost reaches between 10-11AM. From there, it will stretch north, but will still be very scattered. Expect periodic scattered shower and thunderstorm activity to affect the Ohio Valley though the remainder of our Wednesday. The Threat of Severe Weather however, will hold off until at least 7PM.

The second round of shower and thunderstorm development will reach our southwesternmost communities around 7-8PM. The cluster will likely gain strength as it migrates northeastward, reaching Evansville closer to 9PM. It's this secondary round of showers and storms that will likely produce the Severe Weather threat we've talked about so much in recent days. Currently, it appears as though damaging straight-line winds in excess of 50 or 60 mph and quarter-sized hail will be the greatest threats to the Tri-State Wednesday evening.

The storms will most likely weaken after midnight. Expect temperatures to stay on the mild side in the 50s with light rain chances. Most of the scattered shower activity lingering into Thursday will stay mainly to the north. Highs are still expected to reach the low 60s.

Evansville
Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 74°
Owensboro
Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 79°
Princeton
Mostly Cloudy
84° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 89°
Madisonville
Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 76°
Jasper
Mostly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 86°
Early-morning fog will be possible by daybreak tomorrow. Clouds will increase from the south through midday. Scattered showers and storms will develop by the evening and increase in coverage after sunset. Expect highs to approach the low-80s.
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