This morning's low temperature of 35° marked our coldest temperature recorded in the River City since the early morning hours of May 9th! Some of our northern and westernmost communities even saw the mercury dip to and below the freezing mark! While our bitterly cold start to the day gave way to a pleasant, mild afternoon - even warmer weather remains ahead for the Tri-State.
A breezy southwesterly wind will settle in across the region tomorrow and once paired with the ample amount of sunshine we’ll see Tuesday, temperatures will soar into the mid 70s! While tomorrow looks as though it will be our warmest day of October this far, Wednesday’s jockeying to be our hottest in nearly three weeks! After hitting 75° Tuesday, we’ll top out at 83° for our midweek.
The mild, dry weather will linger through the remainder of the work week as well - Thursday and Friday will be primarily clear with highs near 79°. Saturday on the other hand, could be an entirely different story altogether. Hurricane Delta continues to gain strength in the Gulf of Mexico and is currently expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 Hurricane Friday night.
As the tropical system moves inland and weakens, it’s possible that the remnants of Delta could make a run at the Ohio Valley. The latest projections from the National Hurricane Center indicate that the tropical rainfall could reach parts of Western Kentucky or Southern Indiana as early as Saturday afternoon.
While that scenario certainly remains a possibility as we head into the weekend, it remains far from absolute. There’s still plenty of time for Delta to shift, wobble, speed up or slow in the coming days. So, with all of that said, we’ll continue to keep a very close eye on Hurricane Delta and our Saturday forecast. In the mean time however, enjoy the pleasant work week ahead.
Wear Your Mask.