The sun continues to shine on the Tri-State. Clear skies paired with today's weak southerly wind flow helped drive temperatures back into the 70s for our third straight afternoon; we hit 73° in Evansville. While the mercury peaked 12° above the average for the day, even warmer weather remains ahead for the region. Higher pressure camped out over the Virginias will sustain that southerly wind flow into early next week before an inbound cold front spoils our fun.
After diving back into the mid 40s overnight, Saturday looks even warmer - tomorrow's high of 75° will be 14° above the norm and Sunday's likely high of 77° in the River City will top out 17° above November 8th's average high of 60°. All that being said, seasonably cool weather is lurking around the corner and will likely return by the middle part of next week. In the meantime however, sunshine and the 70s will linger though the weekend ahead.
We're anticipating a cold front reaching the Tri-State next Tuesday that may generate some scattered rainfall that evening before dropping temperatures for our Wednesday back into the upper 50s area-wide. It looks like we may even see another pair of frontal boundaries next weekend - some longer-range model data suggests that afternoon highs will level out around the low 50s and upper 40s a week from now, so you may want to soak up that sunshine and warmer weather while it's still here.
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