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High Heat and Heavy Rain

Heat and humidity will fuel showers and storms across the Tri-State for the better part of the next week.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 6:18 PM

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.

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A line of sustained to heavy rainfall is expected to push northeastward across the Tri-State between the hours 7AM and 11AM Thursday morning; be sure to pack an umbrella early tomorrow, as that timeline will fall during your morning commute Thursday. After the initial line of rain exits east of the region, we'll continue to see periods of scattered rainfall throughout our Thursday afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, the same can be said for our Friday - lower pressure slowly spinning eastward will stall the rainfall and prolong our precip chances as we head into Friday afternoon and evening. It looks as though those chances of rainfall throughout our Friday will be sporadic at best and shouldn't lead to any significant disruption to those Friday night football games.
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