The cloud cover managed to filter out by the evening giving most of us a chance to enjoy the sun before the day ended. A bit of a chilly night will unfold as temperatures will drop to about 45°. Tomorrow, however, will be much nicer in comparison. Highs should peak in the mid-70s and I wouldn't be surprised if it managed to be a bit warmer than last Wednesday (which was officially 75° in Evansville). Along with a good amount of sunshine, the daylight hours for Saturday are shaping up to be excellent.
However, all that warmth may actually come back to bite us. A cold front will be approaching the region on Saturday night, and will be bringing a line of storms with it. That line will be encountering our western counties around 10 PM as it moves east. At the same time, some storms may be able to pop up ahead of the front. Either way, Saturday night looks to be a stormy one for us. Some of the storms may be strong and it also looks like the ingredients will be in place for some severe activity as well. The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of our region in a slight risk for severe weather, or a threat level of 2 out of 5. The strongest storms will be capable of producing damaging winds, hail and a tornado or two.
The overall threat may not be as high as what we saw last night but I wouldn't be surprised if more warnings end up getting issued on Saturday night compared to Thursday. While the threat of an isolated tornado is low, any storms that manage to develop ahead of the cold front will have a better shot at rotating. The front will sweep all the storms out of the Tri-State around 4 AM. Thus, the period to remain weather-aware will be 10 PM to 4 AM Saturday night. Ensure that you have methods of receiving severe weather alerts before you head to bed.