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
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 30°
Owensboro
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 24°
Princeton
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 23°
Madisonville
Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 30°
Jasper
Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 19°
Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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