After a cool end to the weekend, our milder start to the work week was a welcomed one; afternoon high temperatures peaked nearly 15° above yesterday's and this evening looks to remain just as pleasant. Overnight lows will head for the mid 40s early Tuesday morning - the combination of clear skies early on and a stiff southerly wind flow however, will help drive temperatures back into the mid to low 70s by Tuesday afternoon. We'll top out at 73° in Evansville before cloud cover begins to settle back in across the region ahead of our next chances of rainfall.
An advancing cold front interacting with the warmth across the Midwest will begin generating scattered rainfall along the Mississippi Valley as early as tomorrow morning, but the first of our rain chances shouldn't reach the Tri-State until around dinner time tomorrow evening. Scattered rainfall will hang on through the remainder of our Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning. Even as the majority of our rainfall exits before noon, the cloud cover will not - a blustery northerly wind, overcast skies and even a few lingering showers will make for a particularly unpleasant Wednesday ahead.
After reaching the mid 70s Tuesday, many of us will struggle to reach 50° come Wednesday afternoon. Worse yet, wind chill values will likely remain in the upper 30s and low 40s throughout our midweek - again, unpleasant. There's a silver lining here though - despite only peaking at 45° this Thursday, our Easter weekend does look a little nicer. Good Friday will be clear and 53°, Saturday: mostly sunny and 64° and Easter Sunday looks as though it will be 71° and partly cloudy.