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
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 30°
Owensboro
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 24°
Princeton
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 23°
Madisonville
Cloudy
35° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 29°
Jasper
Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 19°
Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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