It was nothing short of a bitterly cold start to our Monday; Evansville's morning low of 26° marked the River City's coldest start to a day since the morning of March 7th! That's just short of 8 months - even this afternoon wasn't all that warmer. The chilly start to the day capped afternoon highs at the upper 40s and low 50s area-wide (meaning, this afternoon was our coolest since late March).
As we move forward however, warmer weather is expected to make itself at home in the Tri-State for much of the foreseeable future and that warming trend kicks off on Election Day. Now, if you're planning on casting your ballot early Tuesday morning, you'll most certainly need a jacket - morning lows will have fallen back into the mid 30s by the time polls open tomorrow.
Fortunately, the combination of clear skies and a nice southerly breeze will help drive temperatures back into the mid to low 60s tomorrow, making for a somewhat pleasant experience if you find yourself waiting in long lines on Tuesday. Following that nippy start, the mercury will reach up toward 49° by 9AM, 60° by your lunch hour and 62° around 3PM before falling back toward 52° by the time polling closes at 6PM. Moral of the forecast? Mother Nature isn't offering any excuses for you non-voters out there.
The clear and comfortable weather won't stop there either - clear to mostly clear skies are expected to hang on through the remainder of the work week and into our upcoming weekend. We're also looking at afternoon highs gradually climbing back into the mid to low 70s before rain chances return early next week! You don't see many early November forecasts quite like this, so make the most of it.
Wear Your Mask. Vote.