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Heavy Rain, Snow Chances and Bitter Cold

Two cold fronts are expected to affect the region late this week bringing about our next chances of rain and snow.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 6:36 PM

Tuesday made for another cool, albeit slightly warmer, day throughout the Tri-State; we eclipsed Monday's peak temperature of 36° by 1° earlier this afternoon. The cloud cover that has plagued the region today will gradually clear overnight, leaving us with partially clear skies and a northerly wind by early Wednesday morning. The combination of the two will allow temperatures to dip right back into the low 20s - we'll fall to 23° in Evansville. Fortunately, our Wednesday afternoon looks warmer yet - it looks as though we'll tip the scales at 41° in the River City. Warmer yes, but still 2° shy of the average for this time of the year.

The mostly sunny skies and weak southerly wind flow will allow for warmer weather Wednesday and help keep temperatures closer to the upper 20s that night. In fact, temperatures are even expected to surge Thursday as a warm front pushes north of the Ohio Valley, but it comes at a price. Heavy rainfall will settle in over the region late Thursday morning and continue through the rest of the day. The rain will finally cease after a cold front swings through the Tri-State late that evening; by the time it's all said and done, some communities will have racked up 1" of rain.

After a quiet and cool Friday, yet another cold front will reach the region Saturday afternoon, first bringing about more cloud cover before ushing in our next round of snow and bitter cold. Though, it's likely we'll be talking about the blast of arctic air well after the snow stops falling. Current model data suggests that the mercury will fall to 10° in Evansville early Sunday morning prior to bouncing back up to just 17° that afternoon - following the exit of our snow chances Sunday evening, temperatures will drop even further - we may see temperatures near 0° in spots early Monday morning! Evansville's projected low temperature of 4° would mark our coldest since January 30th, 2019.

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Evansville
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 71°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
70° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Madisonville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: °
Jasper
Cloudy
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Hi: 94° Lo: 65°
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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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