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Rain Chances Spoil Weekend Plans

After what was an absolutely gorgeous week throughout the Tri-State, Rain returns to the region just in time for the weekend.

Posted: May 14, 2021 3:43 PM

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.

Evansville
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 55°
Owensboro
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 56°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Madisonville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 59°
Jasper
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 51°
Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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