The first full day of fall did not disappoint! After seeing our coolest start to a day in nearly four months (this morning's low of 47° was the Evansville's coolest since the morning of May 30th when we dipped to 43°), conditions remained quite fall-like as the mercury only reached the mid to low 70s area-wide under clear skies later in the day. The clear conditions will stick around though this evening and overnight hours allowing temperatures to dip right back into the mid 60s around dinnertime, mid 50s by 10PM and the mid 40s once again by the predawn hours early Friday. We'll kick off our Friday along the Ohio with a crisp morning low near 46°.
The chilly start to our final day of the work week will help keep temperatures below the norm for this time of the year, but only just - the return of a weak southerly wind flow will help push our peak temperatures back into the mid to upper 70s Friday afternoon; we'll hit 77° in Evansville under crystal clear skies. Those of you heading to any of those high school football games on Friday evening may want to grab a jacket or a heavy sweatshirt. While kickoff temperatures should sit right around 69°, the mercury will quickly dip shortly after sunset. Temperatures around halftime will be closer to 65° and by the end of those games we'll have fallen to 61°!
We are tracking another cold front headed for the Tri-State, but fortunately it's not expected to affect the region significantly. Outside of a few showers between the hours of 5AM and 10AM Saturday morning, conditions look favorable though the remainder of the day. One can expect afternoon highs near 76° that afternoon with a pleasant westerly breeze. We will however, see some warmer weather as we wrap up the weekend ahead - Sunday looks as though it will be clear and mild with an afternoon high near 82°.