Temperatures may have been warmer throughout the Tri-State today, but by no means was it scorching hot out there; in fact, it was quite the comfortable - Evansville topped out at just 79° earlier this afternoon (that's 9° below the average for June 23rd). The remainder of the evening will remain pleasant with temperatures around dinnertime sitting around 77° giving way to temperatures by 10PM near 68°; overnight low temperatures dipping toward the upper 50s and low 60s will make for a comfortable morning early Thursday, but you shouldn't expect the nice weather to continue into our Thursday afternoon.
Our southerly wind flow may have only driven temperatures across the Tri-State a few degrees higher between our Tuesday and Wednesday, but those southerly winds will continue to pump more Gulf heat and humidity northward into the Ohio Valley making for a hotter and more humid Thursday overall. Expect the mercury to reach toward the upper 80s and low 90s tomorrow afternoon as the River City reaches 89°. That 89° however, could feel as hot as 91° or 92° at times due to that injection of added humidity. There's some model data to suggest that a few of us may see a stray shower Thursday, but I'm expecting primarily dry conditions tomorrow.
The same though, cannot be said for our Friday. A cold front approaching from the Upper Great Plains will begin to interact with our ample supply of heat and humidity at the surface across the Midwest - this interaction will likely generate scattered shower and thunderstorm activity beginning late Friday morning. Unfortunately, Friday's rain chances will only represent the beginning of what looks to be a damp stretch of days for the Tri-State. The latest model data indicates that our region will see rain chances each day between this Friday and Next Thursday. While exact numbers are tough to project a week out, rainfall totals during that period may end up being significant enough to produce areas of flooding throughout the Tri-State. We'll continue to keep you up to date on the latest rainfall forecasts.