Heat and Humidity Return for Friday

Summer-like weather returns just in time for our Friday.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021 6:01 PM

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.

Evansville
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
Owensboro
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 52°
Princeton
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 49°
Madisonville
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 49°
Jasper
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 47°
It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Community Events