Overcast skies and bitterly cold temperatures will continue to plague the Tri-State through the weekend ahead. After only reaching 26° in Evansville earlier this afternoon, we'll dive to 17° overnight with wind chills below 10° early Saturday morning. The cloud cover will stick around tomorrow afternoon and keep temperatures from climbing out of the mid to upper 20s area-wide; worse yet, the mercury will plummet to 10° Sunday morning - wind chill values are expected to drop below 0° by the time the sun rises on Valentine's Day.
You'll certainly want to keep your loved one close on Sunday, not because of the Hallmark Holiday many of us will be celebrating, but just to keep warm - afternoon highs will fail to reach 25° that afternoon. Though it won't likely be the temperatures the Tri-State will be focused on come Sunday, our next round of snowfall is expected to arrive late that afternoon or early evening. The National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entirety of the Tri-State beginning Sunday evening; current model data suggests that our snow chances will continue though the overnight hours Sunday and throughout our Monday ahead before finally exiting prior to Tuesday morning's commute.
While we've been able to nail down a general timeline for our anticipated winter weather system, the actual amount of snowfall expected remains quite murky - most of our model data continues to project a wide array of outcomes, undercutting the confidence in the system's overall impact on the area. So, for the time being we'll refrain from issuing a detailed snowfall projection map until those models begin to gel and depict more agreement. All that said, you should begin prepping for yet another impactful winter weather event. We'll continue to keep you posted and up to date on the latest information pertaining to this weekend's potential snowfall.
Wear Your Mask.