Just another day in paradise. Temperatures surged back into the low 70's for the first time in a week and a half and with southerly winds finally returning to the region, more warmth is on the way for the Tri-State. In fact, this evening looks nothing short of absolutely gorgeous across the area - by dinnertime we'll have fallen back down to 71°, but only as low as 58° by 10PM. So, if you have plans out and about this evening, all you may need will be a sweatshirt. We'll also remain relatively mild early Saturday morning, especially when you compare Saturday morning's anticipated low of 48° to previous mornings earlier in the week. Brrr.
Unfortunately, while Saturday's temperatures will measure up to and even surpass Friday's, the day's conditions will not - after seeing increasing cloud cover both this evening and overnight, it's likely that majority of us will awaken to an overcast sky Saturday morning. Worse yet, the latest model data suggests that scattered rainfall will return to the Tri-State beginning Saturday afternoon - originally, it was thought that the majority of the showers would hold off until dinnertime, but it looks like the areas west of Evansville could see rain shortly after 1PM. Evansville and Owensboro are looking at a resurgence of rainfall between the hours of 3PM and 5PM Saturday.
That rainfall isn't expected to go anywhere either - a front stalling out over the Ohio Valley will prolong our rain chances through at least next Tuesday. Once the front finally lifts north of the Tri-State midway through next week, the combination of heat and humidity surging northward behind it will likely produce pop-up shower and thunderstorm activity each afternoon through the end of the work week. We've certainly been lucky this week, but if you haven't had a chance to enjoy this dry weather over the last few days, you may want to make the most of the next 24 hours. Enjoy.