Our rain chances finally came to an end earlier today, but only after leaving some portions of the Tri-State with more than 3" of total precip! At least the forecast ahead will give us all a chance (breif as it will be) to dry out; our clear skies will stick around overnight as temperatures gradually fall toward the upper 50s and low 60s area-wide; we'll dip to 60° even in Evansville. The cool start to our Friday however, won't make for a cooler day overall - our ample amount of sunshine paired with a southwesterly wind near 5 or 10 mph will help drive temperatures to their highest point in a week and a half. Friday's anticipated high of 85° will be Evansville hottest since May 25th when we reached 89° in the River City.
Despite the warmup, we're still looking at a pleasant day to say the least - conditions won't be all that muggy, so if you have plans out and about Friday afternoon or evening, you're in luck. In fact, by the time dinnertime rolls around Friday, temperatures will have fallen to 83° or so. We'll dive back to 63° along the Ohio that night before bouncing right back up into the mid to upper 80s Saturday. Saturday's high of 87° will remain a step down from Sunday's peak temperature of 89° - worse yet, dew points in the mid 60s could make it feel as hot as 91° on Sunday. Be sure to make the most of the dry weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, because scattered rainfall is expected to return to the region as early as Sunday evening.