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High heat and an Inbound Cold Front

High heat and humidity will fuel storm chances during the next 48 hours.

Posted: Jul 14, 2021 11:26 PM

Temperatures surged into the upper 80s throughout the Tri-State earlier this afternoon. Breezy southerly winds paired with an ample amount of sunshine drove temperatures to their highest point in nearly a week; with dew point in the upper 60s, it felt hotter than 90° for many of us. The summer-like heat is indeed expected to linger for our Thursday as well - after falling only as low as 72° in Evansville early Thursday, that sunshine and southerly wind will again take over, driving temperatures past 80° by 9 AM and into the upper 80s around our lunch hour Thursday. Afternoon highs are expected to surpass the 90° mark, making for our hottest day since July 6th. Worse yet, tropical humidity along the Ohio will make our high of 92° feel more like 100° at times Thursday.

A cold front responsible for a rash of Severe storms across Iowa and an anticipated threat of Severe Weather for portions of the Midwest Thursday, will slowly inch southeastward toward the Tri-State during the day tomorrow. While we may see a stray shower or two tomorrow, the cold front won't reach our supply of heat and humidity until at least Friday. Showers and storms firing up ahead of the cold front early Frida afternoon may produce gusty winds and even small hail - as for now, the Storm Prediction Center has yet to place portions of the Tri-State under a threat for Severe Weather, but the latest model data suggests that Friday's storms may have all of the earmarks of a strong to Severe storm threat, so we'll watch that day closely.

Evansville
Cloudy
24° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 13°
Owensboro
Cloudy
24° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 16°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 25° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 16°
Madisonville
Cloudy
25° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 12°
Jasper
Cloudy
25° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 13°
Wow!!!! It's cold!!!! After a trace of snow in Evansville and some higher amounts to the south, we're waking up to temperatures in the mid to upper teens across the Tri-State. Thankfully, road crews did a fantastic job treating the roads to keep conditions from getting slick. However, the northerly winds gusting as high as 15 to 20 mph has dropped wind chill values into the single digits and even below zero in our western communities. There won't be much of an improvement in temperatures this afternoon. With the strong northerly wind flow and dry skies our highs will only reach the mid to upper 20s. Winds will stay quite breezy keeping the wind chill factor in place through the day.
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