It looks as though our threat for Severe Weather has concluded throughout the Tri-State. While it remains possible that some showers and thunderstorms may intensify overnight and early tomorrow, it's unlikely that any of our passing storms will trigger a Warning or pose any significant threat to any of our communities. That being said, we're not out of the woods quite yet, heavy rainfall is expected to hang on throughout the overnight hours and into our Thursday. Current model data suggests that we may see periods of rainfall affect portions of the Tri-State up until late tomorrow afternoon or early Thursday evening. By the time the last of the precipitation exits, most of the Ohio Valley will have already received between 1" and 3" of total rainfall; some areas may see rainfall totals surpass 3.50" by late Thursday. As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the majority of the region under a Flash Flood Watch through Thursday at 6PM.
After reaching 72° on Thursday as our rain chances departed, Friday looks like it will be a cooler one overall - despite the added sunshine, blustery northerly winds will make it difficult for temperatures to reach the 70° mark for many of us; we'll only reach 69° in Evansville under mostly sunny skies. Breezy as it will be, it should still make for a pleasant end to the work week considering how the remainder of our Wednesday and Thursday ahead look. Fortunately, our Saturday looks even nicer; winds will shift toward the south, the sun will continue to shine and the mercury will soar into the mid 70s throughout the Tri-State. We'll reach 74° in the River City that afternoon.
Do your best to make the most of our dry, pleasant 48-hour period anticipated for Friday and Saturday because another round or rainfall is expected to arrive as early as late Sunday morning or early that afternoon. Moisture being forced northward by a passing core of high pressure will generate scattered rain showers that day as temperatures reach back into the mid 70s area wide. Monday looks even warmer - we'll tip the scales t 79° or so that day, but additional shower and thunderstorm activity will make for a gloomy, grey and damp start to the next work week.