We are walking out the door to cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 30s across the Tri-State. It's definitely a mild start to the morning, considering our overnight lows should be in the mid 20s. This trend will continue into the afternoon with more sunshine.
While winds may be a bit breezy at times, temperatures will surge across the Ohio Valley this afternoon! We'll see our warmest temperatures in a week as the mercury creeps up into the mid to low 50s area-wide - we'll hit 53° in Evansville (that's 12° above the norm for this time of the year). Changes will start moving in tonight as a cold front passes through.
We'll kick off our Friday with morning lows near 28°. The clear skies anticipated for the end of the work week won't do much to drive temperatures higher - in fact, northerly winds will continue to force a cold arctic air mass in over the Tri-State that afternoon. After only reaching 39° earlier in the day, temperatures will dive into the upper teens and low 20s by the predawn hours Saturday. Evansville's morning low of 21° will mark our coldest recorded temperature of 2021 and the lowest since the morning of December 26th. Stay warm.