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Showers and Storms to Disrupt St. Patrick's Day

Following a break from the rain, showers and storms return on Wednesday.

Posted: Mar 15, 2021 6:03 PM

It was most certainly a damp start to our work week - some spots throughout the Tri-State wound up with more than a half of an inch of additional rainfall from this morning's passing system. Thankfully we'll all receive a much needed, albeit brief, break from the rainfall now the last of that rain has departed the Ohio Valley. Expect partially clear skies and overnight lows trending toward the upper 40s; we'll bottom out at 47° in Evansville early Tuesday.

Tuesday will be an all-around pleasant day ahead. The skies above the River City will remain mainly clear to partly cloudy and temperatures, as a result, will surge back toward the mid 60s for many of us. After seeing a morning low just short of 50°, we'll have reached 60° by our lunch hour and peak near 64° tomorrow afternoon. Sounds nice right? Well, if anyone had to complain about tomorrow's forecast, they might settle on the fact that it may be a bit breezy at times - wind gusts will tip the scales near 15 mph out of the northwest tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, on the other hand, looks anything but pleasant. It looks as though none of that fabled "Luck o' the Irish" will rub off on our St. Patrick's Day. Shower and thunderstorm activity is currently projected to reach the Tri-State shortly after noon on Wednesday. It looks as though we may see intensification beginning around dinnertime that evening. It's possible that some of the storms affecting the region between 4:00 PM and midnight may produce damaging winds and large hail. While the primary threat for tornadic activity will remain well to our south that day, we cannot rule out instances of brief or broad rotation on Wednesday.

Storm Team 44 will continue to keep you informed on any changes to the forecast as this situation continues to evolve.

Evansville
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 72°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 74°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 71°
Madisonville
Partly Cloudy
° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: °
Jasper
Cloudy
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Hi: 94° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: °
It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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