Last night's clear skies and northerly wind flow drove this morning's low temperature to 28°, marking Evansville's coldest recorded temperature since the morning of November 2nd when we dipped to 26°. Fortunately, the frosty start to our midweek gave way to an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon; temperatures peaked around 54° earlier today, which is right on average for this time of the season. While our clear conditions are expected to linger overnight, that northerly wind has shifted southward - that change will help keep temperatures about 15° warmer overnight.
As we awake to temperatures near 43° early Thursday, wind speeds will have already reached 25 mph. Our winds are only expected to get stronger though the remainder of the morning and early afternoon. In fact, it's possible that some of us could even see 40 mph wind gusts on Thursday. Those strong southerly winds combined with our ample supply of sunshine will help drive the mercury back into the upper 60s and possible low 70s for some of us; We'll hit 67° in Evansville.
Friday looks calmer overall, but cooler - Friday's high of 64° will give way to a slightly warmer Saturday as we reach up toward 66° under increasing cloud cover ahead our next chance of rainfall. While a front stalling out across Cental Illinois and Northern Indiana may generate a few showers north of Evansville overnight Saturday and into early Sunday, our greatest chance for rainfall this weekend will arrive with a passing core of low pressure Sunday afternoon. Preliminary data suggests that we may see between 0.25" and 1.50" of rainfall by the time Monday morning rolls around.
Wear Your Mask.