Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
Despite our mostly cloudy skies Friday, temperatures will quickly surge into the low 80s just after 10AM before jumping into the mid to upper 80s around 3 or 4 o'clock that afternoon; we'll peak at 86° in Evansville Friday with a heat index near 90° at times. As for those of you headed to those Friday night football games across the Tri-State, temperatures will have fallen to the 80° mark by kickoff. It'll be 77° during that run to the concession stand at halftime and 76° by the end of the 4th quarter. Again, the combination of that cloud cover and southerly wind flow will keep temperatures mild tomorrow evening. In fact, we'll only dip as low as 68° by the predawn hours Saturday.