After what has already been a damp day across the Tri-State, we're tracking another round of shower and thunderstorm activity set to settle in across the region in the coming hours. Scattered showers and storms will reach our southwesternmost communities between 7PM and 8PM this evening before spreading northeastward across the rest of the Ohio Valley. This secondary round of inclement weather represents the day's Severe Weather Threat.
Some of the cells embedded within the anticipated cluster may produce hail larger than an inch in diameter or damaging wind gusts in excess of 50 or 60 mph - fortunately, any threat of tornadic activity will remain well to our south late this evening and overnight. Current model data suggests that these sporadic storms will linger across portions of the Tri-State into the predawn hours Thursday. In fact, some thunderstorms may still produce hail and strong winds through 4AM tomorrow morning.
Our Thursday looks as though it'll be a grey and gloomy one plagued by intermittent showers and bluster winds gusting as high as 25 mph at times; don't expect temperatures to climb much higher than the 60° mark for the most of us. At least our Friday looks a bit more pleasant - crystal clear skies will greet us on a particularly chilly Friday morning; morning lows that day will flirt with the freezing mark. The sunshine will stick around that afternoon, though breezy northeasterly winds will only allow the mercury to reach 51° in Evansville. The forecast for Saturday and Sunday look warmer; expect 59° and 63° respectively both days.