Rainfall Lingers for Our Wednesday

A passing cold front will make for a rainier, cooler midweek ahead.

Posted: Sep 15, 2021 12:45 AM

Showers and storms area likelihood overnight and during the first half of our Wednesday. A cold front slowly inching southeastward across the Midwest will reach the Tri-State during the predawn hours Wednesday; as it interacts with the mild air and high humidity lingering across the region, the cold front will produce additional shower and thunderstorm activity. The Strom Prediction Center has maintained its threat for Severe Weather for the areas north of Evansville, though any threat will subside by daybreak. If we do see a strong or even potentially Severe storm overnight, the greatest threats will be strong winds and torrential rains.

While the threat for potentially Severe weather will have subsided by tomorrow morning's commute, our rain chances will have not. Scattered rainfall is expected to continue on and off though the morning and even into the early afternoon for some of us. The cold front will gradually drag south across the Ohio Valley, all the while generating sporadic showers and sprinkles. The last of the rain should push south of Evansville by 10 o'clock or so - the last of the rain will exit south of the Tri-State between 3PM and 4PM Wednesday, Northerly winds will take over and the skies above the region will gradually clear, making for a gorgeous remainder of our Wednesday. After seeing a midweek high of just 82° in Evansville, temperatures around dinnertime will have fallen into the upper 70s!

However, you won't want to expect the comfortable weather to last - southerly winds will settle back into the Ohio Valley for our Thursday and Friday, gradually driving temperatures higher for the end of the work week. Thursday's anticipated high of 86° will feel more like 88° due to the added humidity and Friday's peak temperature of 87° will feel as hot as 90° in spots. There's a silver lining here, while temperatures and conditions may not be all that comfortable for our Thursday and Friday, at least both days will remain dry. That's great news for those of you heading out to one of those football games on Friday night - expect a kickoff temperature near 82° under mostly cloudy skies.

72° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 72°
73° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
69° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 69°
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Hi: 87° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 66°
Today's high temperature of 87° was our warmest in a week and a half - we last climbed that high on the afternoon of September 18th when we tipped the scales at 88°. The remainder of the evening will remain quite mild under clear skies; expect temperatures to first fall to 83° by dinnertime before dropping to 73° by 10PM. The clear skies and weak southerly wind flow will help keep temperatures relatively stable during the overnight and predawn hours - we'll wake up to a morning low of just 62° early Wednesday morning.
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