Today marked our fourth straight day of 86° or warmer in Evansville, our longest streak of such since the end of August. This late season warmth however, will make for a pleasant remainder of the evening across the Tri-State. After seeing temperatures dip toward the mid to low 80s around dinnertime, we'll fall to 74° by 10PM. The combination of our persistent southerly wind flow and increasing cloud cover this evening will help keep temperatures well above the norm for early Friday morning. Not only will our morning low of 65° be 12° above average for the first morning of October, but it will mark our warmest start to a day in nearly two weeks.
The mild start to our Friday will give way to yet another warm day throughout the Ohio Valley. Despite the added cloud cover Friday afternoon, temperatures will reach back into the mid 80s area wide; we'll tip the scales at 85° in the River City tomorrow. If you plan on attending a high school football game Friday evening, you're in luck - while temperatures around kickoff will remain near 80° in spots, temperatures will quickly cool off as the action continues on. Expect a temperature near 74° by halftime before falling to 70° by the end of those games tomororw.
Fortunately, rain chances are expected to hold off for the rest of the work week, making for a nearly perfect Thursday evening and Friday. Unfortunately, we may not be so lucky when it comes to our weekend ahead. We're keeping a close eye on a cold front currently spanning portions of the Great Plains that will eventually push eastward and usher our next round of scattered rainfall into the Tri-State. The first of the rain should reach our westernmost comminutes Saturday morning before spreading across the remainder of the Ohio Valley later that day, making for a particularly damp weekend ahead. Current model data suggetss that some of us may see up to an inch and a half of rain by the beginning of the next work week.